Special Report

These 46 Democrats Have Made a Career Out of Serving in the House of Representatives

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36. Rep. Barbara Lee
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: California’s 13th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 90.4% of the vote (80.7 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party

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35. Rep. James P. McGovern
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 65.3% of the vote (30.8 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party

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34. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: New York’s 5th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 99.3% of the vote (0.0 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party

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33. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 65.8% of the vote (33.9 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party

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32. Rep. Brad Sherman
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: California’s 30th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 69.5% of the vote (39.0 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party