Since leaving the House in 2008, Walsh has focused on matters close to his heart, such as clean water and global development.
Walsh has no plans to return to public office. Having also served on Syracuse’s Common Council for eight years before his congressional career — he was in public life for 31 years and ran 16 campaigns — the former congressman said he has had enough of politics.
“You really give up a lot to be in public life. It’s worth it because you really can do a lot of good,” said Walsh. “But the people who do it — they’re pretty great people ... and I admire them. I still like working with them. But, you know, to be out of it, it’s a lot less stress.”
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.