Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, who has been representing Alamance county since 2015, announced that he will not run for any office in 2020.
Walker currently represents the North Carolina 6th congressional district.
The announcement comes one month after the decision to include neighboring Guilford county and parts of Forsyth county in the 6th district. The new congressional map shifts the district more democratic, per the News & Observer.
In a recent statement by Walker, he could move toward running for Senate when Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) retires in 2022.
“I believe the best way we can continue to serve the people of North Carolina is as a United States senator," Walker said. "As I have always sought to have serving people supersede our ambition, I will dedicate my full heart and efforts to finishing my term in Congress."
Walker also said in the statement that his campaign will continue to back Republican candidates for president, senate and governor.
Walker serves as a co-chair for President Donald Trump's North Carolina reelection efforts.