Thursday, April 9, 2020

GOP Rep. Phil Roe Retiring

After six terms in Congress, Republican Phil Roe has decided this year will be his last.

Roe has represented a portion of deep red Eastern Tennessee since 2009. 

The Hill’s Rachel Frazin has more:

“After prayerful consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of the 116th Congress,” Roe said in a statement.

“Serving East Tennesseans these past 11 years has been the honor of my life, and I will be forever grateful for the trust my friends and neighbors put in me to represent them,” said Roe, the top Republican on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “As someone who practiced medicine for over 30 years, I said I would serve five or six terms because I never intended this job to be a second career.”

The Johnson City Press reported that Roe had initially pledged to serve no more than 10 years in Congress.

Roe represents a heavily Republican district, one that President Trump won with more than 75 percent of the vote in 2016.

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