SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – After a quarter of a century representing the state’s 13th Congressional District, Mac Thornberry is retiring.
Thornberry released a statement Monday morning announcing that he’s not seeking re-election in 2020.
“It has been a great honor for me to represent the people of the 13th District of Texas for the last 25 years.”
Thornberry represents a district that covers most of the Texas panhandle where voters have a history of strong support for Republican candidates.
In a 2018 mid-term , Thornberry won with 82% of the vote.
Thornberry is the sixth Texas Republican in Congress to decide against reelection. The others are:
Will Hurd, Pete Olson, Kenny Marchant, Bill Flores and Mike Conaway.