Ted Yoho announced Tuesday he will retire from the U.S. Congress when his term ends on Jan. 7, 2021.
In an announcement posted on social media, Yoho, whose Third Congressional District includes all of Clay County, said:
“I am announcing my retirement from Congress at the end of this session which ends January 7, 2021. Therefore, I will not seek re-election in the upcoming election.
It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to serve the best district in Florida – District 3.
The people make it the best place and you are the reason it was such an honor to be your Representative in the United States Congress. Our Nation is the best on the planet and as time passes, new ideas need to be instilled to preserve the Republic we’ve been blessed with.
Carolyn, my children and I want to thank all of our supports and constituents for this incredible journey.
Ted & Carolyn”
The Republican from Gainesville kept his seat in Congress in 2018 by defeating Yvonne Hayes Hinson by 15.2%.
According to Ballotpedia.org, four candidates have filed for next year’s primaries – Democrats Philip Dodd and Tom Wells and Republicans Amy Pope-Wells and Judson Sapp.