STATEWIDE -- Congressman Bill Owens announced he will not seek re-election.
Owens represents the 21st district, including parts of Saratoga County, Washington County, and Warren County.
In a statement released Tuesday, Owens said, "After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November. I have enjoyed the opportunity to travel the district, meeting and serving the families and business owners of this vast community. It has truly been a privilege to serve, and I plan on continuing to work for a brighter future for the region."