Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, America’s longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives, has announced she will not seek re-election in 2024.
Eshoo, a Democrat representing California’s 18th Congressional District, has served since 1992. She is a lifelong champion of public education and a staunch advocate of choice, civil, and human rights.
During her time in Congress, Eshoo introduced and co-sponsored several significant pieces of legislation on gun safety, health care, and the environment. She was also a strong proponent of the Affordable Care Act, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Eshoo’s tenure in the House of Representatives has demonstrated her deep concern for the welfare of her constituents, her commitment to upholding the legitimate interests of the American public, and her tangible leadership in Congress.
Eshoo’s absence from the House of Representatives will be sorely felt by both California and the nation. Despite her retirement, her legacy of putting her constituents’ interests above party politics and of working to enshrine equity and justice in the system will live on.
“It has been the honor and privilege of my lifetime to represent the people of the 18th District. I have been devoted to my work in Congress and it has been a labor of love,” Eshoo said. “No words can express the immense gratitude I have for the hundreds of thousands of people I have had the pleasure of serving through the years. I wish the next representative all the best, and look forward to continuing to serve the people.”