State Rep. Eddie Armstrong has chosen not to seek re-election.

Armstrong said in an e-mailed statement to this paper and other local media outlets that serving was “an honor.”

“It is with deep pride and strong sentiments of respect and love for my community that I have decided to not seek re-election,” Armstrong wrote. “I have had the honor to serve District 37, and to work hard to bring new endeavors, build community relationships, and improve the economic strength in District 37.”

Armstrong, who was in his third term, served on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, the House Insurance and Commerce Committee, and the Joint Budget Committee for the 91st General Assembly.

He also served as House Minority Leader.

“I have dedicated my career to serving and being lead by North Little Rock and portions of Pulaski County, District 37,” he wrote. “Today is not a decision to leave the service of my community, but a decision to dedicate more time to serving my wife, Sherra and our growing son, Edison Drake. I thank you all for your years of support, dedication, and joint work to reach our goals. North Little Rock will always be my home, and I shall always serve North Little Rock. It is merely time for a new focus to our families’ service to the community.