PITTSBURGH — Longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) announced Monday afternoon that he will not be seeking another term in office.
Doyle is a 14-term congressman and is the most senior member of the state’s congressional delegation.
“I want to thank my family and friends who have always stood by me but no one more than my best fried in the world, my wife Susan,” Doyle said.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee (D-Swissvale) announced she is going to run for Doyle’s seat.
Lee officially filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run in Pennsylvania’s 18th District, which covers the city of Pittsburgh and some surrounding suburbs.
The 18th District covers a large portion of Allegheny County and has traditionally been a deeply blue area. The redistricting process is underway in Pennsylvania and the state is expected to lose one of its congressional districts due to the change in census numbers.
“The redistricting will likely push it outside of Allegheny County and this is a good transition time for a new member to start in a new district,” Doyle said.
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