Congressman Albert Wynn Resigns

07.31.07: Congressman Albert Wynn Participates in the 2007 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Conference
Office of Albert Wynn
Congressman Albert Wynn, a Maryland Democrat defeated in a primary election last month, says he will resign before his term ends this year to take a job at a Washington law firm.

In a short statement Thursday announcing his resignation in June, Wynn said it was "time to move into another phase of my life."

The eight-term incumbent was soundly defeated by activist Donna Edwards in the primary for Maryland's heavily Democratic 4th District, which borders Washington.

Wynn says his resignation will allow for a special election that would give Edwards, who is likely to win the general election this fall, more time for transition into office.

Wynn says he will become a partner in the firm of Dickstein Shapiro.