Rep. Dave Weldon (R-Fla.) announced Friday that he will retire from Congress at the end of this session, citing a desire to return to his medical practice.
“I want to thank my wife Nancy and my kids for all the support over these many years, as well as my staff and the people who supported my re-election efforts. It is a very big undertaking to run and successfully serve, and I would never have been able to do it were it not for the generous help of so many fine people,” Weldon said in a statement.
Weldon, 54, is a seven-term lawmaker who sits on the House Appropriations Committee.
Weldon is the 22nd GOP incumbent to announce that they will not seek reelection in 2008.
I'd say something about the last one out turning off the lights, but those lights have been off for some time.