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Colorado Congressman Ken Buck to resign from Congress

PoliticsColorado Congressman Ken Buck to resign from Congress


A statement from the congressman’s office stated Buck’s resignation would be effective on March 22.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Congressman Ken Buck on Thursday announced his departure from the U.S. House of Representatives.

In November, Buck said that he would not be seeking reelection to Congress in 2024. According to the statement on Thursday, Buck’s resignation will be effective March 22.

“It has been an honor to serve the people of Colorado’s 4th District in Congress for the nine 9 years,” Buck said. “I want to thank them for their support and encouragement throughout the years. Today, I am announcing that I will depart Congress at the end of next week. I look forward to staying involved in our political process, as well as spending more time in Colorado and with my family.”

Ken Buck quit his job in Congress on Tuesday. His move is likely to make life more difficult for two fellow Republicans: Speaker of the House and Rep. Lauren Boebert

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said he will set a date for a special election to fill Buck’s seat and that he intends for that election to align with the state’s primary election on June 25. Colorado law requires a special election no less than 85 days and no more than 100 days after an election position becomes vacant.

“I thank Ken for his years of public service to Colorado,” Polis said in a statement. “From his time as Weld County district attorney to his time in Congress, he has shown his deep commitment to improve public safety and to serve our nation. I wish him all the best in this next chapter.”

Buck was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.

RELATED: U.S. Rep. Ken Buck says he will not seek reelection

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