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Sheila Jackson Lee to seek reelection to Congress after losing Houston mayoral race

"I am pleased to announce my decision to seek reelection for the 18th Congressional District in Houston," she said.

Published: December 11, 2023 4:51pm

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Monday announced that she would seek reelection to the House after losing her bid to become mayor of Houston earlier this week.

Over the week, Democratic state Sen. John Whitmire handily defeated Jackson Lee in a runoff contest. She announced her reelection plans in a statement, saying "I thought about the many more gifts I have to give to my constituents of the 18th Congressional District."

"Those gifts involve more hard work and my ability to get the job done! Together, let's build on the progress we've achieved and work towards an even brighter future for all," she continued.

"I am pleased to announce my decision to seek reelection for the 18th Congressional District in Houston," she said in the statement. "Reflecting on the impactful strides we've made together; I am compelled by the numerous opportunities still ahead to enhance the lives of my constituents."

Jackson Lee has held the seat since 1995.

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