Republican Congressman Richard Hanna, who represents the 22nd Congressional District which includes Cortland County, will announce today that he plans to retire at the end of his current term.
Congressman Hanna has told multiple media outlets that he will not seek re-election in 2016 in order to spend more time with his family.
Hanna a moderate republican has served three terms in the house after beating former democrat Micahel Arcuri.
Republican Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, a Tea Party favorite, has already announced she’s running for the Republican nomination. No democratic candidates have emerged yet.