First elected in 2016, he had pledged to serve no more than four terms.
“I want to be the change I want to see in this world, so, as I contemplate how I can work for you in new and better ways in the future, I won’t run for reelection this year,” Hollingsworth wrote. “You deserve a Member of Congress totally and completely focused on the 9th District, and, though I have remained committed to that promise these three terms, now I will fight for you and us in different ways.”
Hollingsworth sponsored a constitutional amendment last year to limit members of the House to four terms and senators to two terms.
Overall, 38 House members have now announced they won’t be seeking another term in 2022, when many lawmakers will be running in altered congressional districts thanks to redistricting.
Eleven of the those 38 members not seeking reelection — six Democrats and five Republicans — are running for Senate or governor.