Upton will not run for another term

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election to another two-year term.

Upton’s interest in running again was subject to debate in the wake of an independent redistricting commission’s creation of new boundaries that put Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga of Holland in the same district.

Upton and nine other Republicans voted to impeach for President Trump for instigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

A number of elected officials, including Huizenga, former secretary of state Candice Miller and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recognized Upton for his dedication and commitment to the job since 1986.

Upton, 68, has most recently served as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He is also the longest-serving active member of Michigan’s delegation to Congress.

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