Rep. Rob Bishop says 2018 re-election bid will be his last

In this Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop squares off with Democratic challenger Dr. Peter Clemens during the First Congressional District debate, at Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah. Bishop and his Democratic opponent clashed on medical marijuana, climate change, and the Republican's continued support for Donald Trump at a debate. The Standard-Examiner reports doctor Clemens challenged the seven-term incumbent during a spirited event. (Briana Scroggins/Standard-Examiner via AP, Pool)

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop says his 2018 re-election bid will be his last.

Bishop made the pledge not to seek another two-year term in the U.S. House on Friday while he held a town hall meeting in Layton.

The eight-term Republican congressman from Brigham City said he’d leave after 2020, completing six years as the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Bishop is a former state lawmaker, state Republican Party chairman and high school teacher.

He represents Utah’s 1st Congressional District, which includes the northernmost parts of Utah, including Ogden and Logan.

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