Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Representative Chris Stewart resigns

WASHINGTON, Utah—Representative Chris Stewart announced his planned resignation from the US House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Representative Stewart said, “Serving the good people of Utah in Congress has been one of the great honors of my life.” “My wife and I have made many dear friends and memories during our journey. I can proudly say that I have been an effective leader for my beloved home state and honored to have played a key role in guiding our country through difficult times.” But my wife’s health problems have made it necessary for me to withdraw from the Congress after ensuring an orderly transition.

“My family and I have been so blessed by this experience. Thank you to everyone who has supported and sacrificed to help us. The fight continues. God bless you all, and God bless our country.”

Stewart graduated from Utah State University in 1984 before joining the United States Air Force. He was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 2012 and served six terms.

The Utah House of Representatives responded to Stewart’s announcement with the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the announcement of our dear friend, Representative Chris Stewart. Throughout our time in this institution, you have extended a warm welcome to each of us.” and has been instrumental in our collective accomplishments for the people of Utah. As dean of our delegation, Chris has been an invaluable source of guidance and we know that his wisdom will serve for the rest of his time here and beyond Will remain accessible. Utah is losing a dedicated public servant, and his presence within these chambers will be sorely missed. As he moves on to prioritize time with Evie, we send our thoughts to him and his entire family. and extend support.”

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