Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) has announced he’s moving on from the House of Representatives —he will take a new position as the CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
“After serving the public for more than 15 years, I have decided I will not seek re-election this November,” he said in a statement. “Public service was instilled in me by my father who earned a Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge, and it has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Palm Beach and Broward Counties in Congress since 2010. I am incredibly grateful to my constituents for their support and friendship.”
“Since 2013, my colleagues have selected me to lead our critical foreign policy work in the Middle East,” Deutch added. “Even as Iran continues its illicit quest for nuclear weapons and support for terror groups worldwide, we are also witnessing a new era of cooperation in the Middle East that brings transformative new opportunities.”
“For me, this foreign policy work has been a natural continuation of my deep ties to the American Jewish community and my long-standing advocacy on behalf of the US-Israel relationship,” he wrote. “I am announcing that I will not be running for re-election to Congress as I have accepted an offer to serve as the next Chief Executive Officer of the American Jewish Committee.”
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 28, 2022
Deutch is the 31st House Democrat to announce they will not be running for reelection in November. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have a lot of seats to fill.