Ky. Rep. Davis won't seek re-election to Congress

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Posted: Dec 15, 2011 6:52 PM
Ky. Rep. Davis won't seek re-election to Congress

Republican U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis says he won't seek re-election to Congress.

In a statement Thursday he said he's leaving so he can spend more time with his family.

The fiscal and social conservative has served a district that stretches along the top of Kentucky from the Louisville suburbs to the West Virginia border since 2005.

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions said Kentucky is losing an "influential" and "exemplary" representative.

In a written statement, Davis boasted of "an exceptionally competent staff," saying that "together we have passed critical pieces of legislation and enacted laws to reform our government, strengthen our national security, protect our veterans and service members, create economic revival and energy independence, and improve transparency and accountability of the government."