Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) announced today that he would not seek reelection next year, heralding the end of a decade-long stretch in Congress.
Lowenthal, 80, has become the 20th congressional Democrat to announce their retirement ahead of what is expected to be a challenging midterm election. (RELATED: Dem Retirement Creates Golden Opportunity)
As CNN reports:
In his announcement Thursday, Lowenthal said he’s “determined” to make the most of his remaining time in office, after which he has “other challenges I would like to take on beyond the halls of government.”
He also added that he looks forward to spending more time with his family.
Lowenthal has represented California’s 47th Congressional District, which includes parts of Los Angeles County and western Orange County, since 2013. He was reelected to his fifth term in 2020.
A former community psychology professor at California State University, Lowenthal got his start in local California politics, first as a city council member in Long Beach, and later serving 14 years as a California legislator.
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