Congresswoman Anna Eshoo announced Tuesday that she will not seek re-election for her 18th Congressional District seat.
Eshoo, the most senior female member of the California House delegation and the second-longest-serving member in the House currently, released a statement on Twitter.
“Serving the 18th Congressional District in Congress has been an honor,” the statement said. “After much thought, I’ve decided not to run for Congress in 2022, upon the conclusion of my present term. It’s been a great pleasure to serve the people of the District and our entire nation.”
Eshoo has served in Congress for 30 years, representing San Jose and the Silicon Valley tech industry. She has sponsored a number of progressive initiatives over the years, including LGBTQ+ rights, women’s health care, copyright reform, and numerous technological advancements.
Eshoo was first elected to office in 1992, and since then has become a highly respected public servant, sponsoring and championing legislation that has benefited the lives of millions of Americans.
In her retirement from Congress, Eshoo said she looks forward to spending more time with her family and continuing to work on the issues she has championed over the past three decades.