SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday morning that he will not be running as a candidate for any office in 2018.

Chaffetz made the announcement on his Facebook page around 8:40 a.m. and thanked his constituents for allowing him to serve as a representative in the United States House of Representatives.

“After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018,” Chaffetz said.

In his post, the congressman also sought to put rumors to rest, saying that he has “no ulterior motives,” that he is healthy and that he is confident he would have continued to be re-elected by large margins.

According to Chaffetz, he will continue as the Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s support.

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