New York Rep. Kathleen Rice announced Tuesday that she would not seek another term in the House, making her the 30th Democrat in the chamber to retire ahead of the 2022 midterms.
“I entered public service 30 years ago and never left,” Rice said in a statement. “It has been the honor of my life to serve as a prosecutor, district attorney, and U.S. Representative in my beloved home state of New York.”
“As I turn to the next chapter of my own personal and professional story, I do so with profound thanks to the community leaders, colleagues, and staff who have lived our shared commitment to service with courage and humility,” Rice said.
Rice, who represents a district on Long Island, is the 30th House Democrat to retire ahead of what could be an arduous election cycle for Democrats.