March 17, 2006

Congressman Boehlert retires

The Journal reports that Congressman Sherwood Boehlert announced his retirement today at a press conference in Utica:

"It's time," said Boehlert, who turns 70 in September and is in the final year of his term as chairman of the House Science Committee. "I have worked long and hard and, I think, effectively. Now I want to do some other things."

The next month should see some major pushing in politics, as both parties sort out who is running for the seat and what other seats that might leave open. There are already four Democrats running, and one Republican, but perhaps others will join the fray.

Posted by simon at March 17, 2006 4:08 PM in
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NYCO said:

Not surprising. I knew last year, that 2004 would be his last election (his health, etc)