Democratic Reps. Murphy and Sires Won't Seek Reelection in 2022

Democratic Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-7) and Albio Sires (NJ-8) will not seek reelection next year. This brings to 22 the number of current House Democrats retiring or seeking another office. 11 Republicans have made that decision.

Murphy, in her third term, is a leading centrist voice in the Democratic caucus. She was reelected to her Orlando area district by 12% in 2020. Florida has not yet completed redistricting; the state is gaining a district next year. 

Sires, in his ninth term, represents a largely urban district in the northern part of New Jersey. In its current boundaries, it is one of the bluest districts in a state where Democrats hold a 10-2 edge; Sires won by about 50% in 2020. New Jersey will maintain those 12 districts after redistricting, which has not yet been completed. Sires is expected to make a formal announcement before the end of the year.

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