BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Congressman Spencer Bachus, R-6th District, has announced he will not seek another term in office.
Rep. Bachus’ current term, his 11th in Congress, will end in December of 2014.
“It has been the greatest privilege imaginable to serve as the representative of the people of Alabama in the United States House of Representatives. It is an honor that I never dreamed could have been possible for me and the words ‘thank you’ are far from adequate,” said Bachus.
Rep. Bachus says he consulted his family before making the decision.
“This was a family decision, because my wife Linda, our five children, and our seven grandchildren have always been my biggest source of support, strength, and joy,” said Bachus.
Rep. Bachus says he will continue to serve out his current term to represent the people of Alabama’s 6th Congressional District.
“There is much important work that remains to be done and what I would like to see above anything else before I leave is a spending reduction plan that will put the federal government on a sensible and sustainable financial path going forward,” said Bachus.
Rep. Bachus was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1991. He became the first Republican from Alabama to chair a house committee since 1873.
He currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the House Financial Services Committee and Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.