Congressman Charles Rangel, who was convicted on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules in 2010, formally announced he will be seeking his 22nd term.
The 81-year old congressman released a statement on Tuesday announcing his bid. Rangel has been a highly influential political figure representing Harlem since 1971 and is a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Rangel was found guilty of various financial and fundraising misconduct charges. When denied a delay for trial, Rangel famously walked out of court.