Longtime Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., announced Monday that he will retire from Congress after the sentence.
“I’ve determined to not become a candidate for re-election to Congress in 2020,” King, 75, said in a statement. “I chose after much talk with my wife Rosemary; my son Sean; along with also my daughter Erin. The prime reason behind my choice was after 28 decades of spending days each week at Washington, D.C., now is the time to terminate the weekly commute and be home in Seaford.”
King, who’s represented that a Long Island district for at least 25 decades, included that retirement” wasn’t a simple choice.”
“My moment in Congress was an incredible adventure — an experience I would not have dared imagine once I was a child growing up in Sunnyside or even a school student loading and unloading trucks and freight cars at Manhattan’s West Side Railway Terminal,” he explained. “I mean to stay at Seaford, be active politically and look forward to seeing what challenges and opportunities await me in this chapter of a very blessed life”
King won his latest election in 2018 by over 6 things — his tightest race because of his initial triumph in 1992.