Forty members of Congress are not running for re-election

As of Dec. 21, 2021, 40 members of Congress—six members of the U.S. Senate and 34 members of the U.S. House—have announced they will not seek re-election. The latest member to announce their intent to not run in 2022, Lucille Roybal-Allard (D), announced her retirement from the House on Dec. 21. 

Roybal-Allard represents California’s 40th Congressional District and assumed office in 2013. She won re-election in 2020 against C. Antonio Delgado (R) with 73% of the vote to Delgado’s 27%. “After thirty years in the House of Representatives, the time has come for me to spend more time with my family. Therefore, I have decided not to seek reelection,” Roybal-Allard said.

Four other members of Congress, Stephanie Murphy (D), Alan Lowenthal (D), Devin Nunes (R), and Peter DeFazio (D), also announced this month that they will not run for re-election. Murphy has represented Florida’s 7th Congressional District since 2017. She won re-election in 2020 against challenger Leo Valentin (R) with 55% of the vote to Valentin’s 43%.

Representing California’s 47th Congressional District, Lowenthal assumed office in 2013 and announced his retirement on Dec. 16. He won re-election in 2020 against John Briscoe (R) with 63% of the vote to Briscoe’s 37%.

Nunes, who has represented California’s 22nd Congressional District since 2013, announced on Dec. 6 that he would not seek re-election. Nunes said he is planning to become CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, a social media company founded by former President Donald Trump (R). He won re-election in 2020 against Phil Arballo (D) with 54% to Arballo’s 46%.

DeFazio represents Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. He assumed office in 1987 and is the longest-serving Congressperson member in Oregon history. He won re-election in 2020 against Alek Skarlatos (R) with 52% of the vote to Skarlatos’ 46%.

Of the 40 members not seeking re-election in 2022, 25 members—six senators and 19 representatives—have announced their retirement. Five retiring Senate members are Republicans and one is a Democrat, and of the retiring House members, 14 are Democrats and five are Republicans.

Fifteen U.S. House members are running for other offices. Four Republicans and four Democrats are seeking seats in the U.S. Senate, one Republican and two Democrats are running for governor, one Republican is running for secretary of state, one Democrat is running for mayor, and one Democrat and one Republican are running for attorney general. No U.S. Senate members are running for other offices.