Rep. Harvey Kenton, R-Milford, announced he will not seek re-election when his current term expires in November.

“I will be 77 years old by the time Election Day rolls around,” said Kenton. “After discussing it with my wife and colleagues, I’ve decided that it is time for me to pursue other interests.”

First elected in 2010, Kenton replaced former Legislator V. George Carey in the 36th Representative District. Since then, he has served four consecutive two-year terms in the lower chamber.

For the past six years, Kenton has been a member of the Joint Finance Committee that is responsible for crafting the state’s annual multi-billion dollar operating budget.

A U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of Wesley College in Dover, Kenton has worked in agri-business and real estate. He recently enrolled in a college course at Delaware Technical and Community College.

Kenton joins a growing list of state representatives who have announced they will not be returning in the new 150th General Assembly. Reps. Charles “Trey” Paradee, Melanie George Smith and Dave Wilson also indicated they are not seeking re-election to their current seats.