Rep. Towns of NYC Retiring After 30 Years in Congress

Monday, 16 Apr 2012 11:03 AM

 

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NEW YORK — Edolphus Towns, the Democratic congressman from New York City, says he won't be running for a 16th term.

His assistant, Allan Joseph, tells The Associated Press that the 77-year-old Brooklyn lawmaker will retire in January after 30 years in Congress.

Towns says in a statement that he made the decision after months of family discussions. He gave no details. Towns says he "firmly" believes that he would have won if he had run.

During his time in Congress, he says he brought millions of dollars of improvements to his district. It includes the neighborhoods of Clinton Hill, Mill Basin, downtown Brooklyn, Boreum Hill and parts of Williamsburg.

Towns says he also fought Wall Street corruption as chairman of the Congressional Oversight Committee, and helped to bring healthcare to millions of uninsured Americans.

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