Chaffetz will resign at end of June

by John Bowden | thehill  |  published on May 19, 2017

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced Thursday that he will resign his House seat at the end of June.

“This week I sent a letter to Governor Herbert indicating my intention to resign from Congress effective June 30, 2017,” Chaffetz wrote in a letter to his constituents.

Chaffetz said he viewed his service in Congress as a temporary position, not a lifetime career.

“Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly nine years has been a rare honor and privilege. When I first ran for Congress in 2008 I promised I would get in, serve, and get out. I told voters I did not believe Congress should be a lifetime career. I knew from day one that my service there would not last forever,” he wrote.
“After careful consideration and long discussion with my wife, Julie, we agree the time has come for us to move on from this part of our life,” he continues.

  • leadfoot320

    SO NOW WE GET TO PAY FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL HIS SEAT ! WHY NOT WAIT TILL HIS TERM IN ENDED ? ? ? ?

    HE RAN FOR THIS OFFICE WHICH HAS A TERM, WHY IS HE BRAKING HIS CONTRACT TO THE VOTERS ?

    • goldie

      Agree totally.

  • The Redhawk

    SO Jason, what is the next “part of your life”??? Senate??…Lobbying???….TV???

  • goldie

    Why doesn’t he wait until the term that he was elected for is up? I smell a rat here.

    • Lkfeinb

      Good for him! I wouldn’t like to be in that mess in Washington either.

    • The Redhawk

      Is Hatch ready to call it a day??? VOLUNTARILY???

    • Retired

      Maybe he wants to get away from the Swamp Rats ????

      • The Redhawk

        Or Join them in Lobby land???

        • Retired

          It did not say where he is going unless I missed it .

      • goldie

        I understand that, but he should have thought of that before running for reelection. I think that unless his reasons are serious, he should honor the contract he made with his constituents when they voted for him and remain until his term has expired.

        • Retired

          It will be interesting to see where ho goes for the next job .

  • American Me

    I hate to see Representative Chaffetz resign and leave congress.He is an honest straight shooter who works very hard.But I do agree with him that congress should be a temporary stop on the road of life.It was never meant to be a life time position.That is why we need term limits.There is moss growing on some of those old fossils who have been occupying space for decades.The problem is they work very little make a big salary and will not vote for term limits.Some how we must get it passed.

    • The Redhawk

      BULLS EYE !!! 4 day work week.. all sorts of BENNIES” Months Long vacations and NOTHING to SHOW…and MOST retire WEALTHY..

      • MyronJPoltroonian

        Um, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, even with the occasional hour or two on an occasional Monday or Friday does not constitute a full “Four Days” of actual “Work”

        • The Redhawk

          But wait .. Cocktail parties and Free Lunches are considered “WORK’ by the TROLLS!

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