Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., introduced Tuesday that she won’t be working for reelection in 2024 after serving greater than three many years in Congress.
“I’m choosing this beautiful season of Thanksgiving to announce that I will not seek reelection,” Eshoo, 80, mentioned in a video accompanying the announcement. “And I do so with a heart filled with unending gratitude to you, my magnificent constituents.”
Eshoo will serve out her time period till January 2025, her workplace mentioned in a press launch.
“As my last year in Congress approaches, I will continue my work with vigor and unswerving commitment to you,” she mentioned.
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The California Democrat mentioned in her video that she was the primary girl and the primary Democrat to signify her Silicon Valley district, and that 66 of her payments have been signed into regulation by 5 presidents over the course of her tenure.
Eshoo, a member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, joins greater than two dozen House lawmakers who will not be looking for reelection, together with seven Democrats who’re retiring and one other 11 who’re working for different workplaces, in line with Ballotpedia.
Fellow California Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas introduced Monday that he may also not search reelection, and Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., introduced final week that she was retiring from the House to run for governor within the state, prompting House Republicans to view her district as a major pickup alternative in Virginia.
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Eshoo’s district, nevertheless, is solidly blue and several other Democrats are already reportedly being floated as doable successors.