Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stark Magnanimous In Defeat

CONGRESS 15 | A day after suffering easily the worst defeat of his four-decade career in Congress, Rep. Pete Stark issued this statement Wednesday morning thanking his supporters and offering Congressman-elect Eric Swalwell his help.
It has been my honor to serve the people of the East Bay for the last 40 years. I have worked hard to deliver results: accomplishments like writing the COBRA law to make health insurance portable between jobs, bringing the first computers to schools, and crafting President Obama’s groundbreaking health care law.

I went to Washington by running against an unpopular war and for women’s rights, opportunity for children and dignity for seniors. I leave knowing that the landscape has changed, but the needs of my constituents remain.

I congratulate Mr. Swalwell on his victory. I am happy to be of assistance in the future.

I want to thank all the wonderful people I met along this fabulous journey and I will remember them fondly. Together, we have made a real difference.


  1. I'm sure Pete called Eric to congratulate him, NOT.

  2. Who wrote the letter for him?

  3. That's CONGRESSMAN, boy!

  4. 8:22 - you mean "seat-warmer"

  5. Love ya Pete! Your staff was top notch. I once needed an emergency passport for my 2 year old son to travel overseas for a funeral (the usual passport system was overloaded and our original application was apparently lost in space). Your staff got my son a passport in 12 hours. So impressed. Enjoy your retirement, at least. :)