Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Announced Saturday that he will not seek a 19th term in the House of Representatives.
Democratic Representative Sandy Levin, Michigan, announced on Saturday that he will not seek a 19th term in 2018.
"I have been incredibly honored to serve the people of Michigan in Congress and to work on so many important issues for our communities. , our state and our nation, "said Levin, the leading Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, announcing his retirement. "I have tried to fulfill the trust that my constituents gave me by following the values of my parents and my family."
Levin, 86, said he will join the Gerald R. Ford engineering school at the University of Michigan. Public policy at the end of this term.
Levin listed among his accomplishments during his 35 years in Congress his votes to help pbad the Affordable Care Act and "preserve the American auto industry," which for decades has been an essential part of his electoral district. Detroit area and the entire state economy.
"From his days as a student activist, Congressman Levin has been a courageous and dedicated voice for justice and progress," said minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. after Levin's announcement. "In her 35 years in Congress, she has fought tirelessly on behalf of families in Michigan and across the country to expand the quality and affordability of health care, ensure the dignity of a good retirement and promote fair trade that does not leave no worker behind. " 19659005] Jason Donner and Mike Emanuel of Fox News contributed to this report.