Assemblyman Anthony Adams announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection later this year.


Adams, a Hesperia Republican, came under fire, and survived a recall attempt, last year after he voted in favor of a budget compromise that included tax increases.


He was up for reelection for another term this year.


"I'm at a time in my life where I'd like to move on to new challenges and new opportunities," Adams, 38, is quoted as saying in a press release issued Tuesday. "Given the outpouring of support during the recall, I feel confident that I would have won re-election in 2010, however, I'd rather spend all my time focusing on jumpstarting a sluggish economy and dealing with the state's budget problems than deal with another campaign."


The 59th assembly district includes Hesperia, Apple Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, San Bernardino, Highland, Mentone, Claremont, La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Bradbury, Arcadia and La Crescenta.


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 760-956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.