Say goodbye to John Shimkus, 61, as Retiring Guy spins one of his greatest hits.
Illinois' John Shimkus won't seek reelection. (Politico, 8/30/2019)
Trump won 70 percent in the district in 2016. But Shimkus' decision to retire is another sign that Republicans see a difficult climb back to the majority in next year's elections.
His signature legislative achievement was the passage of an overhaul of the nation’s primary chemical safety law in 2016.
"I will leave the political field knowing that I have served honorably and, with the help of many, accomplished a lot for my constituents, our state, and our nation," Shimkus said.
MAGAland. This district, the whitest and most conservative of Illinois' 18, will remain in GOP hands after 2020.
Source: Daily Kos
Other retirement/resignation posts:
Alabama 1st CD. Bradley Byrne. (8/1/2019)
Alabama 2nd CD. Martha Roby. (8/1/2019)
Georgia 7th CD. Rob Woodall. (8/2/2019)
Indiana 5th CD. Susan Brooks. (8/3/2019)
Michigan 10th CD. Paul Mitchell. (8/5/2019)
Texas 11th CD. Mike Conaway. (8/3/2019)
Texas 17th CD. Bill Flores. (9/5/2019)
Texas 22nd CD. Pete Olson. (8/4/2019)
Texas 23rd CD. Will Hurd. (8/5/2019)
Texas 24th CD. Kenny Marchant. (8/6/2019)
Wisconsin 5th CD. Jim Sensenbrenner. (9/4/2019)
Wisconsin 7th CD. Sean Duffy. (9/1/2019)