(WASHINGTON POST) -- WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, on Wednesday became the latest House Republican to announce plans to retire at the end of his current term, saying he wants to spend more time with his family and resume private-sector business activities.
"After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina, during that time, I have decided that my current term will be my last," Flores, 65, who was first elected in 2010, said in a statement.
He is the 15th member of the House Republican caucus - five of them from Texas - to announce a resignation, retirement or plans to run for another office next year. By contrast, only three Democrats have announced plans to voluntarily exit the chamber, which their party currently controls.
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