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Friday, 14 January 2022 08:48

39 Members of Congress Not Running For Reelection in 2022 Featured

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1. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) AR. 71, announced that she wouldn’t seek another term. She had taken a leave of absence from the House the year before to recover from alcoholism, but denied that played a role in her decision.

2. Filemon Vela (D) TX. 58, said he won’t seek reelection after serving in the House since 2013. Vela's district had been considered a Democratic stronghold, but it has been increasingly targeted by Republicans.

3. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) TX. 86, announced that she wouldn’t seek reelection after serving in Congress since 1993.

4. Cheri Bustos (D) IL., 60, announced in April 2021 that she will retire from Congress, she only narrowly won reelection in 2020 by about 4 points. Bustos had won reelection in 2018 by nearly 25 points.

5. Tim Ryan (D) OH., 48, formally launched a campaign in April 2021 to run for the open Senate seat that will be vacated by Portman’s retirement.

6. Charlie Crist (D) FL, 65, is running to serve again as Florida governor, marking his third gubernatorial run since 2006.

7. Val Demings (D) FL, 64, launched her campaign to challenge Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in June 2021.


8. Stephanie Murphy (D) FL. 43, Murphy said she wanted to spend more time with her family.

9. Conor Lamb (D) PA. 37, is running for the open Senate seat in his state. Lamb had only narrowly defeated his GOP challenger by just over 2 points in 2020.

10. Mike Doyle (D) PA. 68, said in October 2021 that after serving in the House since 1995, "I believe the time has come to pass the torch to the next generation."


11. Ron Kind (D) WI. 58, said that he wouldn't seek reelection. He won reelection in 2020 by less than 3 poinra, he won reelection by nearly 20 points in 2018.

12. Karen Bass (D) CA. 68, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is running for mayor of Los Angeles.

13. Jackie Speier (D) CA. 71, a co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, announced that she won’t seek reelection after serving in the House since 2008.

14. Alan Lowenthal (D) CA. 80, said that he wants to spend more time with family after serving in the House since 2013.

15. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) CA. is not planning to seek reelection.


16. John Yarmuth (D) KY, 74, the House Budget Committee chairman who was closely involved in Democrats’ crafting of the social spending package, he will retire after serving in the chamber since 2007.

17. David Price (D) N.C. 81, who first took office 1987, announced in October 2021 that he won't seek another term.


18. G.K. Butterfield (D) N.C. 74, has served in the House since 2004, has decided not to run for reelection.

19. Anthony Brown (D) MD 60, who has served in the House since 2017, is running for Maryland attorney general.

20. Peter Welch (D) VT. has represented the state in the House since 2007 but will be running for the Vermont seat vacated by Sen. Leahy.

21. Tom Suozzi (D) N.Y. 59, is running for New York Governor. as a “common sense Democrat.”


22. Peter DeFazio (D) OR. 74, announced that his 18th term in Congress would be his last.


23. Albio Sires (D) N.J. 70, who has served in the House since 2006, announced that he won't be seeking reelection.


24. Bobby Rush (D) IL.75-year-old former Black Panther, has served in Congress since 1993. He told the Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 3 that he made the decision to retire after a conversation with his grandson.

25. Brenda Lawrence (D) MI. 67, announced Jan. 4 that her eighth year in Congress would be her last.

26. Ed Perlmutter (D) CO. 68, announced Jan. 10 that he will not run for reelection after serving in the House since 2007.

 

1. Tom Reed, (R) 50, announced that he would not run for reelection.

2. Mo Brooks (R) AL. 67, is running for the open Senate seat that Shelby is vacating. Brooks, who has served in the House since 2011.

3. Lee Zeldin (R) N.Y. 41, who has represented a Long Island-based district since 2015, announced that he would run for New York governor.

4. Jody Hice (R) GA. 61, launched a primary challenge in March 2021 to unseat Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger.

5. Mo Brooks (R) AL. 67, is running for the open Senate seat that Shelby is vacating.

6. Kevin Brady (R) TX. 66, announced in April 2021 that he wouldn’t run for reelection.

7. Steve Stivers, (R) OH. 56, resigned from the House in May 2021 to take a job leading the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.


8. 7. Ted Budd (R) N.C. 50, who has served in the House since 2017, announced in April 2021 that he is running for the Senate.

9. Billy Long (R) MO.66, launched his Senate campaign in August 2021, joining a crowded field of candidates.


10. Anthony Gonzalez (R) OH.37, was one of the 10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.


11. Adam Kinzinger (R) IL. 43, another House Republican who voted to impeach Trump.


12. Louie Gohmert (R) TX. 68, a former judge, announced in November 2021 that he is running for Texas attorney general.

13. Devin Nunes (R) CA.48, announced in December that he would step down at the end of 2021 to serve as CEO of Trump’s new media company.

 

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