Rep. Anna Eshoo announces plans to seek reelection

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 29, 2011

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Rep. Anna Eshoo, who lives in Menlo Park and has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993, announced today that she will run for reelection in the newly-drawn 18th Congressional District, which includes Menlo Park and Atherton, among other cities and towns in three counties (San Mateo, Santa Cruz and San Clara).

“While the redistricting process shifted some cities out of this district that I have represented for decades and added new ones, my work has always had its roots in our regional strengths and needs, and those will not change,” she said in a statement.

“This is no time to stand down or step back. For those of us who believe government can be a source of solutions and a vehicle for progress, we must make it so…My priorities and those of all of Silicon Valley are keeping jobs here, attracting new ones and expanding government support for new technologies that will create the next generation of industries and jobs.

“Tough times can test our commitment to our values. But my commitments have not changed: protecting our environment, guaranteeing every American has affordable healthcare, ensuring equal rights, guarding individual privacy, supporting comprehensive immigration reform, bringing our troops home from wars that I’ve voted against and preserving Social Security and Medicare for seniors and future generations.”

Earlier this summer, InMenlo sat down with the Congresswoman for a Q&A.

Photo by Scott R. Kline

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