Congressman Wolf Won’t Seek Reelection
– December 18, 2013 6:25 am
MANASSAS, Va. – Congressman Frank Wolf is calling it quits after 33 years in office.
The long-serving congressman, who represents portions of Prince William, Loudoun, and Fairfax counties, announced his decision not to seek reelection on Tuesday.
He released this statement:
“I have decided not to seek re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2014. It has been an honor to serve the people of northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. I thank my constituents for giving me the privilege of representing them in Congress for 34 years.
“As a follower of Jesus, I am called to work for justice and reconciliation, and to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. I plan to focus my future work on human rights and religious freedom – both domestic and international – as well as matters of the culture and the American family. My passion for these issues has been influenced by the examples of President Ronald Reagan, former Congressmen Jack Kemp and Tony Hall, Chuck Colson, and the life of 18th century Member of Parliament William Wilberforce.
“I want to thank the many excellent former and current members of my staff who have helped me serve the people of the 10th District. I am also grateful to my wife, Carolyn, and my family, who have faithfully stood by me all these many years.”
Republicans now must decide who they will run to fill Wolf’s seat.
Last week, Fairfax County Supervisor Mark Foust announced he is running to represent the 10th District.