U.S. Representative Waxman, senior Democrat, to retire

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 30, 2014 11:13 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, a 20-term Democrat from California, said on Thursday he will not seek re-election this year.

"In 1974, I announced my first campaign for Congress," Waxman, 74 said in a statement. "Today, I am announcing that I have run my last campaign. I will not seek re-election to the Congress and will leave after 40 years in office at the end of this year."

(Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Sandra Maler)