Congressman Geoff Davis decides not to seek re-election in 2012

12/15/2011 04:53 PM

Republican Congressman Geoff Davis announced to supporters Thursday afternoon that he wouldn’t seek a fifth term in 2012, saying he wanted “to devote more time to my family.”

The note said he has been honored to serve the district.

I have been blessed with an exceptionally competent staff who have helped thousands of Kentuckians over the years. Moreover, 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.

Davis, of Hebron, won the 4th District seat in 2004 — two years after falling short in a bid against then-Democratic Congressman Ken Lucas in 2002.

A former Army Ranger and a consultant, Davis has advocated for financial education and protection of military personnel as well as Northern Kentucky infrastructure needs. He most recently sponsored a bill aimed at requiring Congress to approve major regulations agencies propose. The measure passed the House last week.

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