Rep. Janice Hahn announced on Tuesday that she will run for the LA County Board of Supervisors seat, being vacated by termed out Supervisor Don Knabe, instead of running for re-election to Congress in 2016. County Supervisors hold powerful seats on the LACMTA Board and the decisions they make effect our members every day.
Janice Hahn brings a lot of name recognition to this campaign. Her father, Kenneth Hahn, served for 40 years on the LA County Board and is credited for, among other things, bringing the Dodgers to Los Angeles. Her brother James Hahn is a former Mayor of Los Angeles and is currently a Superior Court Judge. Janice Hahn served on the LA City Council before being elected to congress in a 2011 special election. Although her personal history and resume will make her an early favorite, she joins an already crowded field of nearly 20 potential candidates.
You can read more about her legislative agenda and history on her congressional website http://hahn.house.gov/. Your General Committee will be following the events of this election and keep you up to date on the issues at the LACMTA Board.