Deutch will take a senior leadership position with the American Jewish Committee. It is unclear whether he will serve the remainder of his term. The Florida Democrat has been one of the leading voices in advocating a strong relationship with Israel during his tenure.
Republicans have argued that the growing number of retirements indicates that Democrats project that they will lose the majority in the midterm elections.
“Ted Deutch knows House Democrats’ majority is doomed so he made the smart decision to forgo reelection,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg said in a statement.
The party that holds control of both chambers and the White House has historically lost seats in previous election cycles. Democrats are defending a small House majority and a 50-50 Senate.
While the new Florida congressional maps have not yet been finalized, the district is expected to continue to lean blue.
The primary for the seat is slated to take place on Aug. 23.