Two Democratic House members said they will not seek another congressional term in 2024, which opens two seats next year in Maryland and North Carolina.
John Sarbanes, from Maryland, said he will return to nonprofit work after an 18-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“For some time now, I have found myself drawn back to that kind of work—wanting to explore the many opportunities to serve that exist outside of elected office,” he said in a statement.
North Carolina Representative Jeff Jackson said he would turn his sights to the attorney general’s office, promising to fight the very political corruption that drove him out of D.C.
Jackson’s seat is being “gerrymandered” away from him by “aggressive Republicans,” making it very unlikely he would win again anyway. This is a result of redistricting that Republicans agreed to on Wednesday, which would give the GOP an advantage in Jackson’s district.