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Clawson announces he will not seek reelection in 2016

By Staff | May 20, 2016

Congressman Curt Clawson, FL-19, announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection in 2016 to spend more time in Southwest Florida with his father and family.

Clawson will finish his current term in office that ends in January 2017.

“Since my mother’s passing last year, our family has gone through significant change and transition,” Clawson said in a prepared statement. “I believe that now is a good time to pass the baton and spend more time close to home.”

Clawson also reiterated his belief in the value of citizen legislators in an era of career politicians, adding, “Our political system is well served when qualified folks from other fields take a temporary turn participating in the governing bodies of our great country.”

“I am proud of our work while in office in defending conservative values, supporting our constituents, especially our vets, standing against business as usual in Washington, and changing the conversation about our water resources in South Florida,” he said. “Moreover, I will always be grateful for passing H.R. 890 into law, protecting over 17,000 acres of pristine coastal property in Collier County.”

Clawson concluded, “I have been deeply humbled and honored to represent the people of Florida 19. I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and encouragement throughout my time in public service.”

Source: Office of Congressman Curt Clawson