Rep. Tom Graves announces retirement, will not seek re-election

Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) announced Thursday that he will retire from the U.S. House of Representatives and will not seek re-election in 2020.

Graves currently represents Georgia's 14th Congressional district.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 13: Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., right, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., conduct a news conference in the Capitol. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In a retirement letter Graves cited he decided to retire to spend more time with his family.

Graves will serve the remainder of his term. 

Graves was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. Prior to that, he served in Georgia's House of Representatives. 

His full retirement letter can be read below.