A campaign consultant for Rep. Wally Herger of California says the 13-term congressman and senior member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee plans to announce his retirement.
Dave Gilliard said Tuesday that the 66-year-old Herger will not seek re-election so he can spend more time with his family.
Herger is the second California Republican to announce this week that he will retire. Rep. Elton Gallegly, who faced a tough re-election battle because of redistricting, also is bypassing another term.
Herger's district, which covers much of northern California, still leans Republican.
Herger is a conservative who serves as the chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee with jurisdiction over health issues, such as Medicare and provisions of the tax code pertaining to health care.
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