BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister, caught on camera kissing a married female aide, said Monday he’s failed his family, let down his district and doesn’t intend to run for re-election this fall.

In a statement, McAllister apologized for conduct he called a “personal failure,” and said he spent the Easter congressional recess reconciling with his family.

“I’ve failed those I care most about and let down the people who elected me to represent them,” the freshman lawmaker said.

Though he won’t be on the November ballot, McAllister said he’ll serve out the remainder of his term. The married father of five children has been in office fewer than six months.

“The people of the 5th District of Louisiana need and deserve a voice in Washington. Today, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election, but I will continue to be that voice and will uphold the office to which I was elected to serve for the remainder of my term,” he said.

Top Republicans in the state, who had called the 40-year-old McCallister’s behavior embarrassing and hypocritical, welcomed the news. A businessman with no political experience, McAllister won a special election in November 2013 to represent the district centered in the state’s northeast and central parishes.