Rep. John Katko announced Friday that he won't seek reelection this year. Katko's 24th district is currently located in the central part of the state, bordered by Lake Ontario to the north. The largest city in the district is Syracuse.
In 2020, Katko won his 4th term by a 10% margin. He ran 19 points ahead of Donald Trump here, as Joe Biden carried the district by 9%. That differential was the largest across any of the 16 total crossover districts that year.
Katko is one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former president Donald Trump last January. He becomes the third of that group to retire; all 10 have suffered some political repercussions within the party as a result of their vote. After Katko's announcement, Trump released a statement that read "Great news, another one bites the dust. Katko, from Upstate New York, is gone!"