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Democratic Congressman Hinchey to Retire

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January 18, 2012

Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., who recently completed treatment for colon cancer, will announce on Thursday he plans to retire at the end of this year after 10 terms in the House, according to his office.

An advisory put out by his office says Hinchey will formally make the announcement in Kingston, N.Y., at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The news is catching many by surprise, including his home county Ulster County Democratic Committee chairman Julian Schreibman, who said earlier today he believed Hinchey would run again. He said it would be unusual for Hinchey to announce he is leaving before New York state completes its redistricting process.

 

The announcement said Hinchey has been declared cancer free by his doctors, but says his office would have no further comment.

Hinchey, who serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, was first elected in 1992.

Hinchey's 22nd District stretches south from Ithaca and then snakes along the Pennsylvania border to Sullivan and Ulster Counties in eastern New York, just a couple hours north of New York City. As the congressional steward of Lockheed Martin's operations in Owego, NY, he tried (unsuccessfully) to save funding for a new fleet of presidential helicopters from his seat on the defense subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee.

Hinchey's retirement was first reported by Politico.

He is the 10th Democrat to retire outright this cycle without seeking higher office. Six Republicans are retiring outright.

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