A 16th House Republican retires from Congress

Salem, Oregon — Republican Representative Greg Walden of Oregon announced Monday that he is retiring from Congress and will not seek a 12th term.

Walden is the 19th House Republican to announce he or she will not seek reelection. Three GOP lawmakers have resigned; the rest are retiring.

He was a key player in GOP efforts to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law. He also led House GOP election efforts in 2014 and 2016.

While Walden, first elected in 1998, easily defeated his Democratic opponent in 2018, last year was the first time he received less than 60 percent of the vote.

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