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South Alabama Congressman, Jo Bonner, leaving office

South Alabama Congressman, Jo Bonner, is leaving office on August 2nd.
He moved up his original resignation date to make sure a new representative can be elected and seated in time for the second session of the 113th Congress in January.
Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley, had asked Congressman Bonner to consider leaving early so he could schedule a special election to find his replacement.  
Bonner was set to retire on August 15.