COPPELL, TX – Rep. Kenny Marchant issued the following statement today announcing his intention to not seek re-election in 2020:
“It is time for me to announce that I will not seek another term as Congressman from the 24th District of Texas. I am looking forward to finishing out my term and then returning to Texas to start a new chapter.
“For the last 40 years, I have served my fellow North Texans, starting in local government as the Mayor and as a city council member of Carrollton, then to Austin as a 9-term State Representative, and then on to serving today in Washington, DC. What a wonderful opportunity it has been to serve them, and I want to thank them for trusting in me.
“To my colleagues in Washington, it has been an honor to serve with you and help you serve your constituents, just as you help me serve mine.
“To my wife Donna and my four children, thank you for standing by me and supporting me over the past four decades as I have helped our neighbors and fellow Texans. I look forward to spending more time with my seven grandchildren and working cattle on my ranch.
“To my staff, both in the district and in Washington, who have been professional and devoted in their service to the constituents of Texas 24, thank you for your tireless work.
“Again, I want to thank the constituents of the 24th District of Texas for letting me serve and I look forward to being back in Texas full time.”
House Ways & Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady’s statement on Rep. Marchant Retirement:
“I’ve had the privilege of serving with Kenny Marchant both in the Texas House and the U.S. House. He is a deeply respected colleague on the Ways & Means Committee known for his intelligence, thoughtfulness and effectiveness.
“Kenny played a key role in the historic passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, achieved stronger protections to combat Social Security identity theft fraud against children, and passed into law key solutions to America’s opioid crisis – among his many successes.
“I’m proud to call Kenny a dear friend. His retirement is well deserved and I know welcomed by his wonderful family. Our state and our nation owe him a great thanks for his years of selfless service.”