Following the news that Representative Ted Deutch will not be seeking reelection in November, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Marcus L. Dixon released the following statement:
“For over 15 years, Congressman Deutch has honorably served the people of Florida, first in Tallahassee and then for a remarkable seven terms in Washington. Throughout his time in Congress, Representative Deutch has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, making progress on critical issues ranging from climate change to national security to protecting the most vulnerable Floridians.
Following the mass shooting in his district at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Congressman Deutch was an exemplary model of what it means to be a public servant. His dedication to the community he serves, compassion for the parents and students affected by the tragedy, and tenacious desire to keep our schools and communities safe led him to champion critical legislation to end gun violence and elevate the powerful voices of student leaders who have made a difference at the national level.
Congressman Deutch has always been an advocate for the values our party holds dear, and I’m confident he will continue fighting for justice, freedom, and equality in his role with the American Jewish Committee. Filling his shoes will not be easy, but there is no shortage of talented Democrats able to step up and represent this district in Congress.”