A long political career came to an unplanned halt on Tuesday for Rep. Pete Stark.
Stark lost his bid for his 21st term, losing the election in the 15th Congressional District to Eric Swalwell.
It ended one of the most influential Bay Area political careers in the last 40 years. Stark was in Congress since 1972 and was a champion for liberal causes, including health care.
But he's now out of a job. Though he's 80 years old, he wasn't planning on retirement.
So, what advice would give him? How could he have a productive impact on society? Should he consider trying to win his seat back in two years? Let us know.