Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) says he’s not ready to retire yet. The Republican representing the state’s 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday that he plans to run for office again in 2014. If elected, it would be Sensenbrenner’s 19th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In a statement, Sensenbrenner said “In one year, the voters will be asked to cast their votes in the general election and choose their representatives in Congress. I am proud of my record, and plan to be on the ballot.”
He added that he “remains committed to the principles of lower taxes, limited government, and self-reliance, which I have embraced throughout my career. More than ever the climate in Washington is volatile and I am energized to stay in the fight, to push for commonsense ideals, and to preserve our conservative values the citizens of the 5th District hold dear.”
Sensenbrenner was first elected to Congress in 1978.