Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Former campaign leader for the House Democrats, announced on Friday that she would step down from Congress after that term.
“As I turn every corner of every decade of my life, I take the time to reflect and assess what my next chapter might bring,” she said in a statement. “This is how 10 years ago I decided to run for Congress. And that is why, today, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election after completing this term.
Bustos represents a neighborhood in northwestern Illinois that has shifted to the right. Former President Donald Trump has won her constituency twice and she was re-elected by a narrower margin than expected in 2020.