Geoff Davis resigns from Congress, cites family health issue [View all]
Republican U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis of Kentucky resigned Tuesday, citing a family health issue.
Davis had previously announced he would retire this year from Congress. He said in a statement issued Tuesday that a family health issue had developed recently that needs more of his time.
“As a result, I cannot continue to effectively fulfill my obligations to both my office and my family,” he said. “Family must and will come first.”
Davis, 53, is a fiscal and social conservative and has been in the House since 2005. His 4th District stretches along the upper tier of Kentucky from the Louisville suburbs to the West Virginia border.