Rep. Nita Lowey announces retirement, will not seek re-election

Official headshot 7-07U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-17, announced yesterday she will not seek re-election in 2020. Lowey is the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee and previously served as the committee’s ranking member.

Lowey, 82, was first elected to Congress in 1989. Her current district includes all of Rockland County and most of Westchester County, though she previously represented portions of the Bronx and Queens.

“Rep. Nita Lowey has been a longtime and consistent figure in New York politics who should be commended for her decades of public service,” said New York Credit Union Association President/CEO William J. Mellin. “The congresswoman has shown respectable acumen during her time as chairwoman and ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, as well as a strong commitment to her constituents. On behalf of the New York credit union movement, I thank Rep. Lowey for her many years of service.”

The Journal News in White Plains outlined potential candidates who are running or could run for Lowey’s seat.

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