Rep. Phil Roe Will Not Seek Re-election

Rep. Phil Roe, a Republican from Jonesborough, announced Friday he will retire from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of the current Congress, Chattanoogan.com reports. Roe, a retired OB-GYN, also served as mayor of Johnson City before running for Congress. He is currently serving his sixth term in the House. During his time in Congress, Roe has focused on veterans’ issues — serving as chair and now the top Republican on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee — and has been an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act. CNN has more on his career.

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