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Departing House members say goodbye from House Floor

Rep. Carlos Mariani delivers part of his May 23 retirement speech from the “Well of the House,” reviving the tradition of speaking at the front of the Chamber before there were microphones and amplification. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)

As is tradition, once members have finished months of debating one another over myriad bills, House members who have opted not to seek re-election said goodbye to the body Monday.

This year 21 members took the opportunity to reflect on their careers, share future plans and offer advice for representatives hoping to return in 2023 and people who want to become part of the body.

In order of speeches, here are those who bid adieu (links go to the video):

full list of current legislators not seeking re-election or running for another position has been compiled by the Legislative Reference Library.

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