Democrat Lynn Woolsey Plans to Leave the House


Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, a 73-year-old liberal Democrat representing San Francisco–area counties, announced Monday that she would leave Congress next year, at the end of her tenth term. She’s the first of California’s congressional delegation to exit since a plan was drafted to dramatically redraw the state’s electoral districts. Woolsey is known as a staunch war opponent and welfare proponent. Plus, she’s intentionally funny, and those legislators are hard to find. [Caucus/NYT, Reuters]