Rep. Jim McDermott to retire

Rep. Jim McDermott to retire

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Photo courtesy of Rep. Jim McDermott's office.

McDermott, 79, has served in the lower chamber since 1989.

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) announced during a press conference in Seattle, Washington Monday that he will not seek reelection this November.

McDermott, 79, has served in the lower chamber since 1989. Prior to joining Congress, the Democratic lawmaker served in Washington’s legislature from 1971 through 1987.

In a statement, President Barack Obama praised McDermott for working “tirelessly on behalf of the people of Washington State.”

“Across America, you’ll find families that are better off because Jim McDermott was fighting for them. I’m grateful for Jim’s service, and Michelle and I wish him all the best in whatever the future holds,” Obama said.

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