Congressman Peter King will not run for reelection in 2020

The 75-year-old Republican politician served 14 terms in Congress.

Republican Peter King, who served 14 terms in Congress, said he would not run for re-election in 2020 because he wants to build a more flexible schedule and spend more time with children and grandchildren.

“The main reason for my decision is that after 28 years of spending four days a week in Washington, it’s time to stop daily travel and stay home in Seaford,” King wrote on Facebook.

King has represented parts of long island in Congress since 1993 and is the longest-serving New York Republican Congressman.

King has positioned himself as a bipartisan advocate but has taken a tough stance on crime and immigration, which has earned him popularity in New York’s second congressional district, which includes suburban areas of long island, about an hour East of Manhattan.

In the past, King, 75, chaired the House homeland security Committee.

At least 20 Republicans in the House of Representatives have announced they will not run for re-election, and three more have resigned.

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