Republican Congressman Paul Mitchell, who represents the 10th District of Michigan, has announced that he will not seek a third term in 2020. He announced his retirement in a speech on the House floor on Wednesday.
“It is an honor to stand on this floor, debate issues, and represent the people of Michigan’s 10th Congressional District,” Mitchell said. “I am proud to be among the 12,500 or so Americans that have had the privilege of serving in Congress.”
Mitchell has held his current office since 2017. He said he plans to spend more time with his family.
“A career in Washington has never been my objective. My objective has always been simply to work to address significant challenges this nation faces: health care, immigration, and infrastructure for example. However, it appears to me that rhetoric overwhelms policy, and politics consumes much of the oxygen in this city.”
Mitchell’s district includes Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola, Lapeer, St. Clair and Macomb counties.