Democratic lawmaker Nancy Pelosi, 83 years old and former president of the US House of Representatives, announced this Friday that in 2024 she will run for re-election to try to keep her seat in San Francisco.
“Now more than ever our city needs us to promote the values of San Francisco and our recovery. Our country needs America to show the world that our flag still stands, that there is freedom and justice for ALL. That’s why I’m running for re-election and I respectfully ask for your vote,” he said on X (formerly Twitter).
The one who was the first and only woman to lead the House of Representatives in the history of the United States stopped leading that chamber after the Democrats lost their majority there in the November 2022 midterm elections.
In the same month he announced his intention not to seek the leadership of the Democratic opposition caucus, he explained that he will keep his seat representing District 12 in San Francisco, which in 2024 he will try to keep.
Her decision to retire from the political front was influenced by the attack her husband suffered at the end of October at the family home in San Francisco by a man who was looking for her.
Born in Baltimore (Maryland) and mother of five children, Pelosi made history by becoming the first woman to lead the House of Representatives in 2007, a position she held until the Democrats lost their majority. in that room in 2011.
The representative from San Francisco was again third in line for the presidency, behind the vice president, when he was re-elected in January 2019 as the highest authority in Congress, a position he renewed in 2021.
At that time, his fight with former Republican President Donald Trump (2017-2021) marked his career.
He initiated two political trials against him in 2019 for his pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and in 2021 for the attack on the Capitol on January 6 of that year, in which he was acquitted.