Politics & Government

Lawmakers leaving the House are selling theirs

Rep. John Barrow, Ga.
Rep. John Barrow, Ga.

They’re leaving the House, and selling theirs.

Some members of the House of Representatives who either lost on Election Day or are retiring from office have put their homes up for sale. Howard ‘Buck’ McKeon, R-Calif., the retiring chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, put a For Sale sign on his four-bedroom, four-bath, 3,539 square-foot Santa Clarita Valley home, according to California’s KHTS a.m. 1220. The asking price: $1.2 million.

After losing on Nov. 4 to Republican challenger Rick Allen, Democratic Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., put his Augusta home on the market, AJC.com reported. A Barrow spokesman told the website that the lawmaker intends to move back to Athens, Ga., where his family lives.

Barrow knows a thing or two about moving. The lines of his congressional district were redrawn several times during his congressional career, forcing him to relocate.

‘When our district lines were redrawn multiple times, I made a commitment to live within the 12th District if I intended to continue serving you in Congress,’ Barrow said in a statement on his Facebook page. ‘With this chapter of my life coming to a close, I’ve decided to relocate to my hometown to be closer to my family.’