Radanovich Retirement Reduces Ranks Of ’94 GOP Freshmen

Posted December 29, 2009 at 4:07pm

The retirement of Rep. George Radanovich (R-Calif.) will continue the gradual winnowing of the huge House Republican freshman class of 1994 – the year the GOP last wrested control of the House from Democrats.

Radanovich is one of just 14 House Republicans still serving among the 73 who were first elected in November 1994.

After the November 2010 elections, that number will be no greater than 11, or less than one-sixth the size of that freshman class. Radanovich is not seeking re-election, Rep. Zach Wamp (Tenn.) is running for governor and Rep. Todd Tiahrt (Kan.) is seeking a Senate seat.