Republican Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) has announced he will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives, according to The Hill.
Yoho says he made the decision in order to uphold a campaign promise that he would not serve more than four terms in Congress.
“I believed when I ran on term limits. I ran on a pledge to serve four terms — eight years and come home,” he said. “Many told me I was naive and they’re probably right. I was told the district has changed three times and so the pledge isn’t binding and I could rationalize that. However, I truly believe a person’s word is their bond and should live up to their word.”
The Hill notes that “Yoho is the 23rd GOP lawmaker to announce during the 116th Congress that they will not seek reelection.”