Less than three months after he was elected to the state Senate, Isadore Hall has announced he is running for Congress.
The Compton Democrat will run for Congressional seat now held by Rep. Janice Hahn, who plans to run for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors next year.
“I’m running for the 44th Congressional district seat to continue Congresswoman Hahn’s legacy of fighting for disadvantaged and middle class families, and to give a voice to those without one,” Hall said in a statement.
Hall won his seat in the California Senate in a special election in December. He filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Sen. Rod Wright, who was convicted of felony perjury and voter fraud for lying about where he lived. Turnout in that election amounted to under 7 percent. Hall previously served in the state Assembly and on the school board and city council of Compton. Hahn was elected to Congress in 2011.
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