02/27/2014 01:36 pm ET Updated Feb 27, 2014

Ed Pastor, Arizona Congressman, To Retire

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Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.) announced he will retire this year.

The 11-term Congressman wrote on his Facebook page that he would not seek reelection in November:

Roll Call reports Pastor called his time in Congress "a great honor, a great experience and a great joy" in a statement.

"I think it’s time for me to do something else," Pastor said.