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Rep. Steve Stivers Announces He Will Retire From Congress

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Republican Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers announced Monday he will retire from Congress.

Stivers, the former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), announced on Twitter that he will be leaving Congress on May 16 to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. He was reportedly considering a run for Senate and had raised $1.3 million during his last quarter.

“For the past decade, it has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Throughout my career, I’ve worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order,” Stivers said in a statement.

“I’m excited to announce that I will be taking on a new opportunity that allows me to continue to do that. Effective May 16, I will be leaving Congress in order to accept the position of President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce,” he continued.

Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, conducts a news conference at the media center during the House and Senate Republican retreat at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., on February 1, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

“The best part of this job has been making a positive difference in the lives of constituents. I’m grateful to the people of #OH15 for putting their trust in me to represent them in the halls of Congress; it has been one of the biggest honors of my life,” Stivers concluded. (RELATED: Texas Rep. Kevin Brady To Retire From Congress)

A number of Republican senators have announced they will not be seeking reelection in 2022, including Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, and Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. Republican Texas Rep. Kevin Brady announced Wednesday that he would be retiring from Congress after serving for nearly 25 years.