House Democrat Anna Eshoo announces she will not seek reelection

California Representative Anna Eshoo announced on Monday that she won’t seek reelection in 2022.

Eshoo, who has served in the House since 1993, made the announcement in a statement released by her office Monday morning.

“After much thought and contemplation, I’ve decided not to seek re-election in 2022,” Eshoo said in the statement. “The constituents of the 18th congressional district have been my purpose, my passion and my privilege. I’ve devoted my energy and heart into delivering for them every day and I’m proud of our work and accomplishments together.”

Eshoo, who turned 80 in December, was elected to the House in 1993 and has served continuously since. She currently serves as the chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The 18th congressional district, which she has represented, includes parts of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito counties in California. It he is the 11th most Democratic district in the United States, so Democrats are likely to retain the seat.

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