US Rep. Ackerman (D-NY) not seeking reelection
By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
March 17, 2012 01:04
WASHINGTON - US Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) announced Thursday that he would not seek reelection in November.
69-year-old Congressman served as the chairman of the Middle East subcommittee
on the House Foreign Affairs Committee when the Democrats controlled the chamber
and currently serves as its ranking member.
In those positions, he has been seen
as a strong advocate for Israel, although he was occasionally willing to
criticize policies with which he disagreed.