Her district is right around the corner from mine….
It should be a ‘safe’ Democratic seat….
She is the 30th Democratic House member to NOT run for re-electiom…
Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice (N.Y.) announced Tuesday she will retire at the end of her current term, becoming the 30th House member from her party to plan on leaving the chamber after this year.
Rice, a former prosecutor and district attorney, said in a statement on her 57th birthday that it has been an “honor” to serve in public office but that elected officials “must give all we have and then know when it is time to allow others to serve.”
“Though I will not be running for re-election to Congress this year, I will remain focused on protecting our democracy and serving my constituents throughout the rest of my term,” she said. “As I turn to the next chapter of my own personal and professional story, I do so with profound thanks to the community leaders, colleagues and staff who have lived our shared commitment to service with courage and humility.”
Rice, who was elected to her Long Island district in 2014, won reelection by about 13 points in 2020. Her district was not significantly changed in the redistricting process…