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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

McMorris Rodgers won't seek re-election

Congresswoman stepping down after 20 years


February 15, 2024

SPOKANE — The 5th Congressional District will have an opening next year.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, announced Thursday, Feb. 8, that she is not seeking re-election.

“It’s been the honor and privilege of my life to represent the people of Eastern Washington in Congress,” she said. “After much prayer and reflection, I’ve decided the time has come to serve them in new ways. I will not be running for re-election to the People’s House.”

The 5th Congressional District covers Eastern Washington, including Pend Oreille, Stevens Spokane, Whitman, eastern Adams and other counties....

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