Veteran Northeast Florida congressman Ander Crenshaw stepping down
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw said Wednesday he will not seek re-election after serving eight terms.
“After a great deal of reflection, I have decided not to seek re-election this fall. Representing the Congressional District where my family has lived for four generations has been a tremendous privilege. I am proud of the work we have accomplished for the citizens of Northeast Florida and our nation during my time in Congress. Progress is measured in projects completed and lives impacted, and I think we made a difference. Now, it is time to turn the page on this chapter of my life and see what’s next.”
Crenshaw, 71, was first elected to Congress in 2000 and before that served in the Florida House and Senate, where he was elected its first Republican president.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, called Crenshaw "a great mentor, colleague, and friend on the Appropriations Committee, and I, alongside our fellow appropriators, have truly benefitted from his insight and knowledge. He is a tireless advocate for our men and women in uniform, supporting them and advocating for naval assets in Northeast Florida. I wish the best for him, his wife Kitty, and their daughters, Sarah and Alex.”