U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz has announced that she will not be running for reelection – or for any office – in the 2024 election.
Spartz, a Republican, was first elected to represent Indiana’s 5th Congressional District in 2020.
In a statement released Friday, Spartz said she has decided she will step back from politics after seven years of holding an elected office.
“Being a working mom is tough and I need to spend more time with my two high school girls back home,” Spartz wrote.
Spartz was seen as a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) when he runs for governor.
With Spartz and former Purdue University president Mitch Daniels announcing they won’t pursue that seat, U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) now runs unopposed.
Banks, who represents Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District, was endorsed by former President Donald Trump on Feb. 1.