Five members of Congress announced their retirement in October

On October 29, 2021, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R) announced he would not seek re-election in 2022, making him the fifth congressional incumbent to do so in October of this year. Reps. Michael Doyle (D), David Price (D), and John Yarmuth (D) also announced their retirement in October, and Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D) announced he would run for attorney general of Maryland instead of another term in Congress.

Kinzinger was first elected to represent Illinois’ 11th Congressional District in 2010 and Illinois’ 16th Congressional District in 2012. He was one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump (R) for incitement of insurrection of January 13, 2021.

Doyle was first elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District in 1994. He was elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District in 2002 following redistricting, and then the 18th Congressional District again in 2018.

Price served four terms in the U.S. House from 1987 to 1995. He was elected to represent North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District in 1996 after losing re-election in 1994. 

Brown was elected to represent Maryland’s 4th Congressional District in 2016. Brown was lieutenant governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1999 to 2007.

As of November 1, 2021, 29 members of Congress—five members of the U.S. Senate and 24 members of the U.S. House—have announced they will not run for re-election. Seventeen members—five senators and 12 representatives—are retiring. All five retiring Senate members are Republicans, and of the retiring House members, eight are Democrats, and four are Republicans.

Twelve U.S. House members are running for other offices. Four Republicans and three Democrats are running for the U.S. Senate. One Republican and one Democrat are running for governor, one Republican is running for secretary of state, one Democrat is running for mayor, and one Democrat is running for attorney general. No U.S. Senate members are running for other offices.

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