Rep. Joe Adams (R-Pike/Wayne) announced that he will not be seeking reelection to represent the 139th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
“It has been an honor to serve you, the citizens of Pike and Wayne counties, in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,” Adams said in a statement. “Civic duty and public service have been my life for the past nine years, after a private sector career, and I have tried my very best in giving all possible energy and ability to serve our wonderful community and its people.
“There are turning points in our lives, though, that solidify decisions to change our focus. We recently received some medical news that has changed my focus. Taking care of my family, understandably, must now be my priority. That being said, I am not running for re-election for the 139th PA House seat. I will continue to work locally to help our community, its organizations, businesses and people.
“I want to thank my exceptional staff and wish my colleagues well in providing the best for our Commonwealth. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been able to represent the great people of the 139th Legislative District.”