Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that she will retire from Congress at the end of her term, making her the 25th House Democrat to decide not to seek re-election in 2022. Lawrence represents Michigan’s 14th Congressional District, which includes a slice of Detroit and over a dozen cities in Oakland and Wayne counties. She has served in the House since 2015. Her term ends in January 2023. “This year marks my 30th year in elected public service, and I've had the good fortune of serving Michiganders on the local and national level,” Lawrence, 67, said in a video on Twitter. “After reflecting on my journey & having conversations with my family, I'm announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to Congress.” This year marks my 30th year in elected public service, and I've had the good fortune of serving Michiganders on the local and national level. After reflecting on my journey & having conversations with my family, I'm announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to Congress. pic.twitter.com/QBmdExSKaj — Brenda Lawrence (@RepLawrence) January 5, 2022 Before she went to Congress, Lawrence was the mayor of Southfield for 13 years. She was the first Black person and the first woman to hold the position. She also served on . . . read the full article here.