KY: Geoff Davis resigns from Congress

KY: Geoff Davis resigns from Congress

The Community Press & Recorder

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District, announced Tuesday that he is resigning from his seat immediately.

In December Davis had announced that he would not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in Congress.

At the time he had cited needing to spend more time with his family as his reason for not seeking re-election.

In a statement Tuesday, Davis wrote, “family health issue has developed that will demand significantly more of my time to assist.

“ As a result, I cannot continue to effectively fulfill my obligations to both my office and my family. Family must and will come first.

Davis’ full statement: “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years.

“When I was a Cadet at West Point, I internalized the words of the U.S. Military Academy’s motto, ‘Duty, Honor, Country.’ Next, I learned that success was based on honoring God, Family, and Work, in that order. In December 2011, I decided that in order to honor those values, I needed to retire from Congressional service so I could more effectively serve my family as a husband and father.

“Those priorities continue to guide my decisions. Recently, a family health issue has developed that will demand significantly more of my time to assist. As a result, I cannot continue to effectively fulfill my obligations to both my office and my family. Family must and will come first.

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