WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette, a nine-term lawmaker and a close confidant of House Speaker John Boehner, will not seek another term, congressional officials said today.
The Ohio congressman - whose district covers the northern tier of Trumbull County - was expected to make a formal announcement Tuesday at his district office in Painesville. His spokeswoman Deborah Setliff had no further comment about the news conference.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the congressman's plans.
The Columbus Dispatch, which first reported the news, said LaTourette decided to retire over a dispute with leadership on committee assignments.
LaTourette was elected to Congress during the GOP wave in 1994 when the party seized control of the House after decades in the minority. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.