In a Friday op-ed, Congressman Eric Cantor shared his joy at serving constituents in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (see Serving Virginians has been my highest honor) and also shared his decision to step away from Congress on August 18:
It has been the highest honor of my professional life to serve the people of Virginia’s 7th District in Congress. That is why it is with tremendous gratitude and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18.
Many feel the same sadness at seeing him leave knowing all he accomplished during his time in Congress. But the future will definitely be bright for this shining star.
His op-ed ended with these words:
I’d like to thank the voters, my neighbors, my friends, for giving me the extraordinary opportunity to serve, and I look forward to continuing to work for an America that works and an America that leads.
There are great things in Eric Cantor’s future. Stay tuned….