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Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

Jason Chaffetz

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) plans to vacate his congressional seat on June 30 after a nearly eight-year tenure.

Chaffetz said in a statement published Thursday that he decided to resign to spend more time with his family.

The lawmaker told reporters he plans to stay in Utah and that he is still considering whether to remain involved in politics, NPR reported Thursday.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said his office plans to hold a special election to fill Chaffetz’s seat, which could leave the post empty for two to four months, the report stated.

Chaffetz first ran for Congress in 2008 and went on to serve as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

He is on his fourth term in the House of Representatives and he also serves on the House Judiciary Committee.

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