Republican Sen. George Amedore on Friday announced he would not seek another term to the district he has represented since 2014.

In a statement, Amedore said he never intended to become a career politician and made the decision to retire from the Senate after “careful consideration and reflection.”

The district was initially added to the Senate map by Republicans in 2012 with Amedore, then a member of the Assemblyman, in mind.

But Democrat Cecilia Tkacyzk narrowly won the seat in 2012. Amedore would win it in 2014.

The district stretches from the Mohawk Valley to the Hudson Valley. It is seen as a potential pickup by Democrats; Michelle Hinchey has previously announced her bid for the district.