Dem Rep. Jackie Speier To Retire After Current Term

San Francisco’s ABC News affiliate reports:

U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier of San Mateo County says she will not be running for re-election to the U.S. House. Speier has served California’s 14th District of San Mateo County and the Peninsula since 2013 as well as the 12th District of San Francisco back in 2008 to 2013.

But her career really starts far before then. Exactly 43 years ago this week, Speier survived being shot five times as part of the 1978 Jonestown massacre in the country of Guyana. She was serving as an aide to Congressman Leo Ryan, who was assassinated — one of 909 people who died at the settlement.

She has been a career fighter for women’s equality and LGBTQ rights currently serving on the House Committees for Armed Services and Government Oversight & Reform.

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