The New York Times is reporting that U.S. Representative Gary Ackerman will not be seeking re-election. LIPolitics.com initially reported that Congressman Ackerman would retire instead of going head-to-head against Steve Israel if U.S. Magistrate Roanne Mann were to be inacted.
Later, Ackerman announced that he would instead seek re-election in the new Sixth Congressional District in Queens.
In an interview with The New York Times, Rep. Ackerman said he felt it was time to do something else that would be just as challenging and fulfilling as Congress. “It’s time to contribute in a different way,” he said. Read more.