“With the finality of the court decisions, my time in elected official will conclude this year and 2018 will truly be a new beginning for our family,” Reed wrote in a Facebook post.
Reed put the blame for the decision on the state Supreme Court, which ordered and eventually redrew the Congressional maps itself.
“When our family made the decision to enter the race for Congress in January, we knew this year would be a year of change for us. Little did we know that most of that change would be determined, not by the voters, but by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court drawing Indiana County out of the 9th Congressional District and the United States Supreme Court allowing their actions to stand,” Reed wrote.
The new district that includes Indiana county also includes Republican Congressman Glenn Thompson, which would have forced Reed into a primary challenge instead of running for an open seat.