Virginia GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte Announces He Is Retiring

Igor Bobic
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

“With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018, this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters,” Goodlatte said in a statement.

The Virginia Republican was term-limited as Judiciary chairman. His departure follows a number of high-profile Democratic wins in Virginia on Tuesday.

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