Del. Patrick N. Hogan, a Frederick County Republican, announced Tuesday that he will not seek a third term in the House of Delegates in next year's election.
Hogan, 34, was only 23 when he first won a House seat in 2002, representing the city of Frederick and parts of the county. He lost his bid for re-election in 2006 but won back a seat in 2010.
In his announcement, Hogan said he "never intended to make a career out of elected service."
Hogan said that by forgoing a re-election campaign he can focus on doing his job as a legislator for the remaining year of his term.