La. Congressman tired of Washington 'gridlock,' won't run again
MONROE- Louisiana will lose its most senior member of the U.S. House since Rodney Alexander (R) announced he will not seek re-election today.
Alexander represents the 5th Congressional District, which covers part of the Florida Parishes and mostly north east and central Louisiana. The lines of his district were recently redrawn based on the 2010 Census.
Quoting Thomas Jefferson, Alexander released a statement to Monroe area media, saying partisan politics has destroyed Washington.
"Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill," he wrote.
"Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek reelection, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country."
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