Arizona GOP Rep. Lesko announces she will not seek reelection

"I want to thank all of the people who have supported me throughout the years," she concluded.

Published: October 17, 2023 5:44pm

Arizona Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko on Tuesday announced she would not seek reelection in 2024.

"It has been a great honor to serve the people of Arizona's 8th Congressional District in Congress, however, I have decided not to run for reelection in 2024," she said in a statement posted to X. "I want to spend more time with my husband, my 94-year-old mother, my three children, and my five grandchildren."

"Spending, on average, three weeks out of every month away from my family, and traveling back and forth to Washington, D.C. almost every weekend is difficult," she continued. "Right now, Washington, D.C. is broken; it is hard to get anything done. Please know that I will continue my work to improve Congress and to help my constituents and the American people. We must all work toward that end."

"I want to thank all of the people who have supported me throughout the years," she concluded. "Please know that my office and I will continue to passionately serve our constituents and our nation until the end of my term in January 2025."

Lesko won election to the House in a 2018 special election. She won more than 96% of the vote in 2022 facing only write-in candidates, according to Ballotpedia. The 8th Congressional District that she represents is generally a Republican constituency.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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