Texas Republican Bill Flores announces 2020 retirement from Congress
Republican House members retire, DCCC shakeup
THE TEXAS TRIBUNE
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Flores announced Wednesday morning that he would not run for reelection in 2020 — making him the fifth Texas Republican to announce his retirement from Congress.
“Serving my country as the Representative of the hardworking Texas families in the 17th Congressional District has been an honor and one of the greatest privileges of my life,” Flores said in a statement. “Following the end of my current term in January 2021, I look forward to spending much more time with my family and our grandchildren,” he said in a statement. “I also intend to resume business activities in the private sector and to stay politically active on a federal, state and local level.”
Flores joins several other Texas Republicans in Congress who are not running for reelection — U.S. Reps. Kenny Marchant, Pete Olson, Mike Conaway and Will Hurd.
Five Texas Republicans have announced they won’t be running again in 2020.
|Representative||2018 margin of victory||Roll Call race status|
|Dist. 22, Sugar Land||+4.91 percentage points||Lean Republican|
|Dist. 11, Midland||+61.7||Solid Republican|
|Dist. 23, Helotes||+0.44||Toss-up|
|Dist. 24, Coppell||+3.07||Lean Republican|
|Dist. 17, Bryan||+15.49||Solid Republican|
Retirements often happen around long stretches of recess. The first flood of Texans came as Congress let out for August recess. House Republicans have openly acknowledged in recent days that they anticipate more retirements to come as Congress returns to Washington next week.
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