Founding Candy Caucus Co-Chair Annie Kuster Will Not Seek Relection In November


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Washington — U.S. Representative Annie Kuster (D-NH), a founding co-chair of the Congressional Candy Caucus, has announced that she will not seek reelection in November. In a statement, Kuster noted that she had always said she was not going to stay in Congress forever, adding that she will serve out her term, which ends in January 2025.

NCA president & CEO John Downs made the following statement upon release of the news: “For nearly a decade, Congresswoman Kuster has been an unfailing champion of the U.S. confectionery industry, most notably in her role as the founding co-chair of the Congressional Candy Caucus. Her spirit of bipartisanship and dedication to the cause has helped pave the way for manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum, and mints to successfully navigate historic economic and political uncertainty. We thank the congresswoman for her service, honor her commitment to our industry, and wish her many sweet days ahead.”

NCA added that Congresswoman Kuster undertook a bipartisan effort to acknowledge the American candy industry’s long history of creating jobs and making some of the world’s most iconic brands.