Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, who was the first woman from Michigan elected to the U.S. Senate, announced she will not run for reelection in 2024.
Stabenow, a member of Democratic Senate leadership, announced her decision Thursday morning, saying she wants to clear the way for a crop of new political leaders.
“Inspired by a new generation of leaders, I have decided to pass the torch in the U.S. Senate. I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election and will leave the U.S. Senate at the end of my term on January 3, 2025,” she said in a statement.