Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen To Retire, Won’t Seek Re-Election

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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen announced today that he will not seek re-election. Frelinghuysen, who has served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee since last year, announced his plans to retire today in a statement.

“Today as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to use the opportunity to strongly encourage the many young people I meet to consider public service. Public service is an incredible way to turn your convictions into something that serves the greater good and to do it alongside people from every walk of life and background.”

The New Jersey Republican would have faced Mikie Sherill, a former Navy helicopter pilot from Montclair, who announced plans to run against him last May. Sherill was included in a roundup in Time Magazine detailing the record number of women running for office.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Good luck to Congressman Frelinghuysen. I hope he stays active in service to our nation, as his wisdom and experience is needed. He seems to have carried the responsibilities of his position with the gravitas, surety & stewardship of maturity and a lineage going back to the founding of the United States. He and his office have been highly responsive to my constituent needs, and I hear the same from others. I will miss seeing him around town at Rotary & YMCA galas, etc. and at the Montclair Republican Club, where he communicated brilliantly regarding the Iran Nuclear Deal and his vote. With hope, whoever replaces him in his seat in the 11th Congressional District will do as well or better to represent and lead its citizens.

  2. Lineage, Maureen? C’mon, how pretentious can you be? Lineage, really? You do know they skip every other generation, don’t you? E.g. the Baby Boomers.

  3. You don’t need a weatherman to tell you the way the wind blows. He got out while the gettin’ out was good.

  4. Definitely overstayed his welcome. Unable to hold a simple town meeting to listen to the citizens he allegedy served. And his casual abuse of power by singling out an individual who disagreed with him so that they would lose their job speaks to what type of person he is. Bye bye Rodney.

  5. Good riddance to Congressman Frelinghuysen. I hope he stays out of public life. He seems to have shirked the responsibilities of his position with the craveness, disrespect & cowardice of pure greed and a lineage going back to the founding of slavery. He and his office have been highly responsive to donor needs, and I hear the same from other victims. I won’t miss seeing him at any constituent town halls, since he couldn’t bother talking to anyone below the rank of Rotarian. With hope, whoever replaces him in his seat in the 11th Congressional District will do better than this empty suit of a man.

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