Hahn Won’t Seek Reelection

Will run for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors instead.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Feb. 18, 2015, 5:11 a.m.

Rep. Janice Hahn (D) an­nounced she will not run for reelec­tion next year, in­stead run­ning for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Su­per­visors. “The prob­lem is, Wash­ing­ton is broken. It’s in­creas­ingly mired in polit­ic­al grid­lock, and there’s vir­tu­ally zero co­oper­a­tion between the two parties,” Hahn said. “That’s not the kind of gov­ern­ment I grew up with. … I can do more for the Los Angeles re­gion on the Board of Su­per­visors.” (Los Angeles Times)

Hahn’s dis­trict is re­li­ably Demo­crat­ic.

State Sen. Is­ad­ore Hall (D) quickly said he will run for Hahn’s seat, be­fore she of­fi­cially an­nounced her de­cision. “Oth­er po­ten­tial can­did­ates in­clude Los Angeles City Coun­cil­man Joe Bus­caino (D), South Gate City Coun­cil­mem­ber Maria Dav­ila (D), and South Gate City Clerk Car­men Avalos (D).” (Roll Call)

After Hahn’s an­nounce­ment, Hall re­leased a state­ment cast­ing him­self as the next in line for Hahn’s sup­port­ers, call­ing Hahn “a close friend, a role mod­el, and someone who I plan to work closely with both throughout this cam­paign and well bey­ond.” (re­lease)


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