HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican representing part of Butler County, has announced that he does not plan to seek re-election in 2022. Metcalfe is currently serving in his 12th term as a state representative, which will end on Nov. 30, 2022.

“After family discussions, prayerful consideration and affirmation that I was embarking on a path of service that God was calling me to, I announced my candidacy for state representative in 1998,” Metcalfe said in a statement.

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He says he plans to finish his current term, and in the future, he plans “to continue fighting in defense of our God-given rights and our Constitution wherein they are affirmed!”

Recently, Metcalfe has been outspoken against Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 policies, opposing mask mandates and joining in a lawsuit alleging that Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus policies, including the closure of non-essential businesses, were unconstitutional.

In 2020, Metcalfe also introduced a resolution calling for Wolf’s impeachment.

Metcalfe serves as the Republican majority chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and as a chairman of the House State Government Committee.