State Rep. Paul Clymer (R-Bucks) will not seek re-election at the end of his current legislative term.
He has been a member of the state House since 1981, and currently serves as chairman of the House Education Committee.
He was last elected in 2012. His term will end in December.
In announcing his retirement Thursday, Clymer released the following statement:
“For the past 34 years I have had the honor and privilege of serving the citizens of the 145th Legislative District.
“At the end of this session, I will be retiring from my position as a state representative to begin a new chapter in my life.
“I give my heartfelt thanks to the residents of the 145th District for their confidence and support in allowing me to serve these many years. It has been an awesome and humbling experience.
“One of my priorities since day one has been to recognize freedom and liberty are best secured when ‘We the People’ are represented in the halls of government.”Before being elected to the House, Clymer was the credit manager at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia for 13 years.
He is a U.S. Army veteran, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Muhlenberg College in Allenotwn.
He graduated from Pennridge High School, Perkasie.
Clymer's community activities include membership in the Richland Historical Society, the Haycock Historical Society, the Paletown Rod and Gun Club and the Hartzell-Crouthamel Post #280 of the American Legion.
Clymer resides in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County.