Dem Rep. Ted Deutch Will Not Seek 2022 Reelection

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, who has represented parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties since 2010, is resigning from the House of Representatives, he said Monday. A close associate of the congressman said Deutch will become CEO of the American Jewish Committee.

Deutch has focused much of his attention in office on Israel and the Middle East, and in combating antisemitism, which is the prime mission of AJC.

Currently he’s chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism. He was long active in the Jewish community in South Florida before he first ran for public office.

Read the full article. Deutch won reelection in 2020 by 17 points. His seat would likely remain blue, depending on Florida’s redistricting, which is among the last to be finalized.