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Jason Chaffetz Announces He Will Not Run for Re-election

April 19, 2017 at 11:37 am 3 News
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won’t for re-election or any other office in 2018.

Chaffetz, who has been rumored as a possible candidate for Senate or governor, says that after consulting with his family and “prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018.”

Chaffetz, 50, in his fifth term, says in a statement on Facebook that he has long advocated that public service should be for a limited time and not a lifetime or full career.

He says that after more than 1,500 nights away from home, “it is time” to step aside.

Chaffetz says he has “no ulterior motives,” and is healthy and confident he would re-elected.

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  1. tyrone williams April 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is an honorable man that has set a very high intelligence and ethics bar for other Congressional members to emulate.

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    • marines April 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      God, Family and principles first. We thank God for men like you!

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    ltuser April 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Pity more are not like him, in feeling that service should be a LIMITED TERM!!!

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