Long Beach, California – U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal, a Democrat from Long Beach, said on Thursday that he will not run for re-election to Congress next year.
Since 2012, Lowenthal has served as a member of the 47th Congressional District of California. Parts of eastern Los Angeles and western Orange counties are included in the district.
“I am announcing today that I will not be running for reelection to Congress in 2022,” Lowenthall said in a statement.
Lowenthal is a member of both the House Natural Resources and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.
He began his political career in 1992 as a member of the Long Beach City Council. From 1998 to 2004, he was a member of the California State Assembly, and from 2004 to 2012, he was a member of the California State Senate.
Bonnie Lowenthal, his ex-wife, was a member of the Long Beach City Council and the California Assembly. Suja Lowenthal, his daughter-in-law, was on the city council and school board in Long Beach and is now the city manager of Hermosa Beach.