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Illinois Democrat Rep. Cheri Bustos announces she will not seek reelection

Rep. Bustos
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Published: Apr. 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) announced Friday that following a decade of service in Washington, she will not seek another term in Congress after completing her fifth term.

“My North Star has always been to serve my community, drive real results and build a better future. As I turn every corner on each decade of life, I take time to reflect and evaluate what my next chapter might bring. That’s how, 10 years ago, I decided to run for Congress. And it’s why, today, I am announcing I will not seek reelection after completing this term,” Bustos said in a statement.

Bustos assumed office in 2013. In 2020, she narrowly won reelection in her rural district against challenger Esther Joy King.

Bustos previously served as chairwoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She announced in November that she wouldn’t seek the post again, following her party’s loss of House seats in the 2020 election.

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