Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- WSFA 12 News has confirmed that Congressman Bud Cramer will not seek re-election after his current term ends.
Cramer represents Alabama's fifth congressional district in Congress. That district includes Huntsville, Decatur and Tuscumbia.
The north Alabama democrat says he made the decision after speaking with his family.
"After much thought and discussion with my family, I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress in November. This was a difficult decision, but after 28 years of public service it is time for me to step aside, spend more time with my family and begin another chapter in my life," he explains.
Cramer has been in congress since 1990, serving nine terms.
He joins republican Terry Everett from Alabama's congressional delegation who have announced they won't seek their seat again.