(WXYZ) — Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash, who represents Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, will not seek re-election.
In a tweet late Thursday night, Amash said "I love representing our community in Congress. I always will. This is my choice, but I’m still going to miss it. Thank you for your trust."
I love representing our community in Congress. I always will. This is my choice, but I’m still going to miss it.— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 17, 2020
Thank you for your trust.
Amash, 40, has served the people of West Michigan since 2011. He was a Republican but moved to an Independent last year before switching parties again to Libertarian earlier this year.
He also explored a presidential run as a Libertarian candidate before confirming he will not run in May.
Several Republican candidates are running to replace Amash, and only one Democrat, Hillary Scholten, is running for the seat.