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.