Nancy Pelosi announces she will run for reelection in 2024

byAlexandra Hutzler and Lauren Peller at

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2024.

“Now more than ever our City needs us to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery,” Pelosi wrote in a post to X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Our country needs America to show the world that our flag is still there, with liberty and justice for ALL. That is why I am running for reelection — and respectfully ask for your vote,” she continued.

She first made the announcement in San Francisco during her quarterly “Politics & Eggs” breakfast event with supporters and volunteers, according to her campaign.

“We have a challenge in our country,” Pelosi said. “Our democracy is at stake. I just say that, very sadly, with no fear of exaggeration of it.”

The campaign said Pelosi’s priority is “to ensure that, come 2025, she is serving alongside a President Joe Biden and a Speaker Hakeem Jeffries.”

Pelosi, 83, was first elected to Congress in 1987. She became the first woman to hold the House speakership in 2007, and was elected by her peers to serve in the top position again in 2019.