California Democratic Rep. Alan Lowenthal Not Running in 2022

Five-term California Rep. Alan Lowenthal announced Thursday that he won't run for reelection next year. He becomes the 20th Democrat to announce they are retiring or seeking another office in 2022.

Currently, District 47 is along the coast, south of Los Angeles, and includes Long Beach as well as Catalina Island. In the latest proposed map put out by California's redistricting commission, Lowenthal would have fit most naturally into the new District 39, as would fellow Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard (current CA-40). Lowenthal's retirement avoids a potential intraparty primary between two incumbents. California is losing a district for the first time since it gained statehood.

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