Congressman Paul Mitchell announced yesterday that he will not be seeking re-election next year to the seat he twice has been elected to since 2016. Representative Mitchell, age 62, was emotional at times as he spoke on the House floor to announce his resignation. He said he will serve out his term with the 116th Congress but will not seek re-election. In his speech to Congress, Mitchell talked about his life and the need to spend more time with family. He also went on to say that a career in Washington was never his goal, and his objective has “always been simply to work to address significant challenges this nation faces, including health care, immigration, and infrastructure.” Mitchell represents the 10th district in Michigan which covers the entire thumb and the northern part of Macomb County. He currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Armed Services Committee.