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Mike Pence's Brother Announces Plans to Retire From Congress

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Former Vice President Mike Pence‘s brother, Rep. Greg Pence (R-Ind.) announced plans to retire from Congress.

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, Greg Pence revealed that he would not be seeking a fourth term in Congress. Pence, who represents Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, has been in office since 2019 after defeating Democratic opponent Jeannine Lake in the general election in November 2018.

“In 2017, I ran for Congress because I was Ready to Serve Again,” Pence wrote. “As a former Marine Officer, I approached the job with purpose.”

“After three terms, I’ve made the decision to not file for reelection,” Pence added. “For the remainder of my terms this year, our team will continue to focus on delivering outstanding constituent services. To the voters in Indiana’s 6th District – it is a privilege and honor to represent you in our Nation’s capital.”

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Pence joins other Republicans such as Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), and Larry Buschon (R-Ind.) in not seeking re-election.

Before serving in office, Pence joined the Marine Corps in 1979 and was later honorably discharged. He went on to work in the energy distribution industry with companies such as Kiel Brothers Oil Company, Marathon Oil Corporation, Unocal Corporation, and Circle K Stores, Inc.

Currently, Pence serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Pence’s district is categorized as R+19, according to the Cook Political Report, meaning that the district leans heavily Republican.

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This article appeared originally on Independent Journal Review (IJR).

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