Congressman Sam Farr will retire when his current term ends in January 2017. He made the announcement Thursday at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas to a room filled with family, friends and supporters.
“I don’t have any doubts that I could’ve gotten elected again and because you in this room have elected, almost counting primaries, 40 times,” said Farr.
But he said looking ahead to his next birthday on the Fourth of July helped motivate his decision. He’s turning 75 and wants to spend more time with family.