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Longtime Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio won't seek reelection

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

PORTLAND, Ore. - Rep. Peter DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon's history and a staunch advocate for environmental issues, said Wednesday he is retiring and will not seek reelection next year.
The 74-year-old Democrat is the powerful chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
“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,” DeFazio said in a statement.
While his announcement comes as his party faces a number of challenges...
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