Cong. Frank Wolf Announces Retirement

And the floodgates open…

WOLF WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION IN 2014

Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2013) – Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) today announced that he would not seek election to an 18th term in 2014.

He released the following statement announcing his decision:

“I have decided not to seek re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2014.  It has been an honor to serve the people of northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.  I thank my constituents for giving me the privilege of representing them in Congress for 34 years.

“As a follower of Jesus, I am called to work for justice and reconciliation, and to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves.  I plan to focus my future work on human rights and religious freedom – both domestic and international – as well as matters of the culture and the American family.  My passion for these issues has been influenced by the examples of President Ronald Reagan, former Congressmen Jack Kemp and Tony Hall, Chuck Colson, and the life of 10th century Member of Parliament William Wilberforce.

“I want to thank the many excellent former and current members of my staff who have helped me serve the people of the 10th District.  I am also grateful to my wife, Carolyn, and my family, who have faithfully stood by me all these many years.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wolf was first elected in 1980 and is the dean of the Virginia congressional delegation.  He has represented all or parts of the following counties and cities since being elected:  Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Clarke, Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah, Rockingham, Rappahannock, Page, Winchester, Manassas and Manassas Park.


2 thoughts on “Cong. Frank Wolf Announces Retirement

  1. I will be very interested to see who runs for both the Dems and GOP nomination, who gets the nomination and who ends up winning the seat. The district has a GOP tilt to it, but it will likely be competitive. It also depends on the political climate come next November. Buckle up NoVA, it could be a REALLY bumpy ride!

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