Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Friday that she will seek reelection to a twentieth term in the House of Representatives in 2024.
Pelosi, age 83, served previously as the speaker of the House of Representatives for eight years cumulatively, and was leader of the House Democratic Caucus for twenty years from 2003 to 2023.
After retiring from leadership at the end of the 117th Congress, Pelosi has remained a member of the House from San Francisco and announced on Friday that she would run again in 2024, according to a tweet.
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“Now more than ever our City needs us to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery. Our country needs America to show the world that our flag is still there, with liberty and justice for ALL. That is why I am running for reelection — and respectfully ask for your vote,” Pelosi tweeted. She has represented San Francisco in the House since 1987.
Pelosi’s retirement from the House Democratic leadership came following an attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi, in her San Francisco home, where he was assaulted by a homeless man and illegal immigrant from Canada. She was succeeded by Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who represents the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Pelosi’s second term as Speaker from 2019 to 2023 saw her preside over the chamber that impeached President Donald Trump twice. Trump was acquitted both times after a trial in the Senate.
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