After 25 years serving the 13th District of Texas, Congressman Mac Thornberry will not be seeking re-election in 2020.

Congressman Thornberry says “It has been a great honor to serve the people of the 13th District of Texas as their congressman for the last 25 years.  They have given me opportunities to serve the nation in ways I could have never imagined, including as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.”

“We are reminded, however, that “for everything there is a season,” and I believe that the time has come for a change.  Therefore, I will not be a candidate for reelection in the 2020 election.”

Thornberry has served the district since 1995 and served as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee from January 2015 to January 2019, the first Texan of either party to hold this position where he later became the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Thornberry previously served on the Budget Committee, Resources Committee, the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and the Joint Economic Committee.