MONTVILLE, NJ – Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announced on his website that he will be stepping down at the end of this session of Congress, after 40 years of representing the residents of his home county of Morris, as well as Essex, Passaic, Sussex, and Somerset counties.

Frelinghuysen currently serves as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, a position he has held for one year.

He is currently in his 12th term as Representative for the 11th Congressional district for New Jersey.

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“I want to use the opportunity to strongly encourage the many young people I meet to consider public service,” Frelinghuysen wrote. “Public service is an incredible way to turn your convictions into something that serves the greater good and to do it alongside people from every walk of life and background. That has certainly been my experience here in this House, and during my Army service in Vietnam.  I thank my friends and colleagues with whom I have served.”

Before being elected to Congress, Frelinghuysen served three terms as a member and director of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, according to the House Appropriations website.

Frelinghuysen resides in Harding Township.

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