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GOP Congressman John Campbell to Retire

By    |   Friday, 28 Jun 2013 11:22 AM

Republican Rep. John Campbell of California has announced he will not run for re-election next year and will retire at the end of the 113th Congress.

"At the end of this term, I will have spent 14 years serving in full-time, elected politics," he said in a statement Thursday. "I am not nor did I ever intend to be a career politician. I am ready to begin a new chapter in my life," The Hill reports.

He first made the announcement earlier in the day on the Hugh Hewitt radio show, saying, "It’s never been about the power, the influence or the position for me. It’s been about serving, and it’s been about using the experience that I have, and whatever talents God gave me, to make a positive contribution."

First elected to represent his conservative-leaning Orange Country district in a 2005 special election, Campbell, 58, served as the chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade.

Prior to his political career — he also served in the California legislature —Campbell was an automobile executive.

According to FlashReport's Jon Fleischman, Republican California state Sen. Mimi Walters will run for Campbell's seat in 2014.

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Republican Rep. John Campbell of California has announced he will not run for re-election next year and will retire at the end of the 113th Congress. At the end of this term, I will have spent 14 years serving in full-time, elected politics, he said in a statement...
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