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4-term Indiana GOP Rep. Susan Brooks won't seek reelection

Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks says she won't seek reelection next year because she wants to spend more time with her family.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 10:43 AM

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks says she won't seek reelection next year because she wants to spend more time with her family.

Brooks' office released a statement Friday saying the four-term congresswoman will retire when her term ends in 2020. Brooks was first elected to central Indiana's 5th Congressional District in 2012. The district includes some Indianapolis suburbs and surrounding areas.

The 58-year-old says serving in Congress is demanding work and she's "ready to focus on the people who've done so much to support and care for me throughout my career," including her husband, David, their two children, and other family and friends.

Brooks says she's grateful to have had the chance "to make a difference and lead on critical issues," including on national security and the opioid epidemic.

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