Cheri Bustos announces retirement

By | April 30, 2021

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), House Democrats’ former campaign chief, announced Friday she would retire from Congress after this term.

“As I turn every corner on each decade of life, I take time to reflect and evaluate what my next chapter might bring,” she said in a statement. “That’s how, 10 years ago, I decided to run for Congress. And it’s why, today, I am announcing I will not seek reelection after completing this term.”

Bustos represents a district in northwestern Illinois that has shifted to the right. Former President Donald Trump won her district twice, and she won reelection by a narrower margin than expected in 2020.