Texan Who’s The Oldest Member Of The House Will Run Again

PARIS (May 12, 2013)—U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Rockwall, who at 90 is the oldest member of the U.S. House, says he’s planning to run for another term.

Hall was first elected in 1980, as a Democrat, but switched to the GOP in 2004.

The Paris News reported Hall made his announcement official last week, a few days after his birthday on May 3.

Hall told The Dallas Morning News he still runs two miles almost daily and is surprised by his good health, doesn't understand it but likes it.

He said a decline in his health would force him to consider retirement.

He says job creation and federal deficit reduction are his top priorities.


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