Rep. Dent to re­sign U.S. House seat early

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - LOCAL NEWS - From Char­lie Dent’s Of­fice

Rep. Char­lie Dent, R15th Dist., an­nounced on April 17 his in­ten­tion to re­sign from Congress in May.

Dent, who pre­vi­ously said he was not seek­ing re-elec­tion to an­other term in Congress, is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment:

“Af­ter dis­cus­sions with my fam­ily and care­ful re­flec­tion, I have de­cided to leave Congress in the com­ing weeks. Serv­ing the peo­ple of the 15th Con­gres­sional dis­trict has been a tremen­dous re­spon­si­bil­ity and the priv­i­lege of a life­time, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my con­stituents placed in me to rep­re­sent them in Wash­ing­ton. Ac­tively en­gag­ing in the leg­isla­tive and po­lit­i­cal process presents many chal­lenges, and in so do­ing, I be­lieve I have had a pos­i­tive im­pact on peo­ple’s lives and made a dif­fer­ence in Congress,” said Dent in a state­ment.

“I am es­pe­cially proud of the work I have done to give voice to the sen­si­ble cen­ter in our coun­try that is of­ten over­looked or ig­nored. It is my in­ten­tion to con­tinue to ag­gres­sively ad­vo­cate for re­spon­si­ble gov­er­nance and prag­matic so­lu­tions in the com­ing years.”

Rep. Char­lie Dent

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