John Campbell, GOP Congressman, Retiring After Current Term
Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term.
"At the end of this term, I will have spent 14 years serving in full-time, elected politics." Campbell said in a statement. "I am not nor did I ever intend to be a career politician. I am ready to begin a new chapter in my life."
Campbell, who represents California's 45th District, first made his announcement on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.
The Republican was first elected to represent his conservative-leaning Orange County district in a 2005 special election. Prior to his congressional career, Campbell was an executive at several Orange County car dealerships.