Brad Wen­strup becomes lat­est law­mak­er to for­go reelec­tion in 2024

Rep. Brad Wen­strup (R‑OH) will not run for reelec­tion in 2024, mak­ing him the lat­est law­mak­er on Thurs­day to announce cam­paign plans for the next cycle.
Wen­strup said in a video on Thurs­day that he will retire from Con­gress, cit­ing a desire to spend more time with his fam­i­ly. He was elect­ed to the House in 2012 and serves Ohio’s 2nd Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict.
“I work in a place where a lot of peo­ple want to be some­body, but a sur­geon men­tor of mine once said, ‘You don’t have to be some­body some­where else as long as you’re some­body at home,’” Wen­strup said. “Sad­ly, all too often, the fran­tic pace of Wash­ing­ton has kept me away from our home. I’m ready to change that.”

Wen­strup has been in head­lines recent­ly for his role as chair­man of the House Select Sub­com­mit­tee on the Coro­n­avirus Pan­dem­ic, which is lead­ing an inquiry into COVID-19’s ori­gins and the response from the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment. The com­mit­tee recent­ly sub­poe­naed act­ing Nation­al Insti­tutes of Health Direc­tor Lawrence Tabak as part of its inves­ti­ga­tion into David Morens, a top aide to Dr. Antho­ny Fau­ci, for­mer head of the Nation­al Insti­tute on Aller­gy and Infec­tious Dis­eases.
The Ohio con­gress­man is the lat­est law­mak­er to announce they will not run again in 2024. Sen. Joe Manchin (D‑WV) said on Thurs­day h …