Lois Capps announces retirement

April 8, 2015

Democratic Rep. Lois Capps, who has represented the Central Coast in Congress since 1998, released a video statement Wednesday announcing that this will be her final term in the House of Representatives and that she will retire at the conclusion of the 114th Congress.

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done together her on the Central Coast – to improve, education, to expand healthcare, to support businesses and our veterans and to protect the environment and agriculture,” Capps said in a statement. “But now I believe it is time for me to return home back to the community and family that I love so much.”

Lois Capps husband Walter Capps was elected to Congress in 1996, however, he died of a heart attack less than a year into his term. Lois Capps then won the seat in a special election in 1998.

Rep. Lois Capps

Rep. Lois Capps

Though she has continued to retain the district seat, in 2014, she had the closest race of her congressional career against Republican Chris Mitchum. Lois Capps ultimately won by a 3.8 percent margin.

Capps’ daughter and son-in-law recently gave up their bicoastal life to settle fulltime in Santa Barbara fueling speculation the Laura Capps plans to run for her mother’s 24th District seat in 2016.

Rumors have been circulating for more than a year that Laura Capps, 42, was planning to relocate to Santa Barbara in order to run for her 77-year-old mother’s seat in the 2016 election.

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85 Comments

  1. NorthCountyGuy says:

    FYI, Lois Capps owns a huge sandbox where she plays with her fellow DNC crybabies.

    (1) 5 Total Votes - 3 up - 2 down
    • Slowerfaster says:

      Oh give it up ! Republicans slather on the meconium like it was an aphrodisiacal mudwrap !

      (-5) 7 Total Votes - 1 up - 6 down
  2. Ted Slanders says:

    As we true Christian know, Lois Capps, or any woman, are NOT to be in any form of government whatsoever in the first place to usurp man’s authority! Women are to be ruled over by man, and the impetus of this Christian fact was in the beginning in the book of Genesis because Eve transgressed our Hebrew Christian God.

    To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, AND HE WILL RULE OVER YOU.” (Genesis 3:16)

    It’s no wonder that so many Christians hate Lois Capps in this stories threads, it’s because they know deep down that she and other women within the government, or in any work force, are going directly against biblical teachings if they have a position over man!

    “ But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ AND THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN IS MAN”. For the man is not of the women; but the woman of the man.” (1Corinthians 11: 3,8 )

    Be gone Lois Capps, Sister of Eve, who was the progenitor responsible for the Original Sin Scenario. Women have cost us dearly over the years by not following the scriptures, notwithstanding, having to have Jesus Celestially born to die a horrific death on the cross to save us from sin that Eve had caused.

    “I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.” (Ecclesiastes 7:26)

    Christian men, as the passage states above, escape from the women so that we may please our Hebrew Christian God, praise!

    (-3) 15 Total Votes - 6 up - 9 down

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