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.