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Democrat Ted Deutch will not seek reelection in November

Ted Deutch
Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla.,during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Florida member of congress Ted Deutch is leaving at the end of his his term to serve as CEO of the American Jewish Committee.

The Democrat rep has served Congressional District 22, covering Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, since 2017.

“After serving the public for more than 15 years, I have decided I will not seek re-election this November,” Deutch said in a statement released by his office. “I have been forever changed by serving the people of Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Congress.”

So far, 31 House Democrats have chosen to not seek reelection in November.

Deutch served on a number of committees during his tenure including the House Judiciary Committee which oversaw the impeachments of former president Donald Trump.

He was also a strong proponent for gun control and school safety following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School in 2018.

No candidate for the district that has leaned strongly Democratic since a Republican last won office there in 2010 has been announced.