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With humility and gratitude I am announcing that I will not seek re-election next year.

With humility and gratitude I am announcing that I will not seek re-election next year. It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as Congressman for the Fourth District of Oregon.

This was a very difficult decision at a difficult time for our nation, but I'm ready to pass the baton to the next generation so I can prioritize my personal health and well-being. I'm so proud of what we accomplished together. I will continue to remain active and dedicated; there is a lot of work that I intend to accomplish before my term ends and in the future.

For 36 years I have fought corporate greed and special interests to benefit Oregon's working families – from delivering affordable health care under the Affordable Care Act, to preventing the privatization and destruction of the Social Security safety net, to protecting our natural treasures for future generations, to fighting trade policies that undermine American workers, to holding industry and regulators accountable to improve aviation safety, to making historic job-creating investments in our roads, bridges, ports and more under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Thank you for putting your trust in me.

I want to extend deep appreciation and gratitude to my constituents, my loyal campaign supporters, my incredible and dedicated staff who've made my work possible, and my wife, Myrnie Daut, for her constant strength and encouragement.

Representing this district and serving the people of southwestern Oregon has been the honor of my lifetime. Thank you for bestowing your faith and confidence in me.


Posted on December 1, 2021.

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Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

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