- Associated Press - Monday, February 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Democratic state Sen. Kevin de Leon has set his sights on Los Angeles City Hall.

The Los Angeles Times reports that De Leon said Monday that he plans to run to replace Councilman Jose Huizar. The announcement comes three months after he unsuccessfully tried to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in November’s election.

Huizar, whose district includes downtown Los Angeles, is being forced out by term limits.

The 52-year-old De Leon first served in the Assembly and then the state Senate, where he was president.

During his 12 years in office, De Leon represented either a portion or all of Huizar’s district. De Leon says “it would be an absolute honor to continue that work at the local level.”

The election is set for March 2020.

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