SAN PEDRO, Calif.–Rep. Janice Hahn, D-San Pedro said she will run for re-election in the 44th District, likely setting up a race against Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Long Beach.
“Because of the new redistricting, the district I currently represent will no longer exist in 2012,” Hahn said. “I plan to run for California’s new 44th Congressional District because I live in it. I know many of these communities and I understand the issues that affect them.”
Under the redistricting plan approved by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, the 44th District stretches north from San Pedro to Lynwood. It also includes Watts, Wilmington, Carson, South Gate, Compton, Willowbrook and Walnut Park and parts of Long Beach.
Richardson announced last month she will also run in the district.
Hahn was elected to Congress in a special election July 12, succeeding Jane Harman, who resigned to head the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.