Rep. Janice Hahn, D-San Pedro, is considering a run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, citing increasing frustration with political stagnation in Washington, D.C., an adviser said Wednesday.

“In recent months, Rep. Hahn has received a tremendous outpouring of support and words of encouragement to run for L.A. County supervisor from leaders across L.A. County,” Hahn’s political adviser/consultant Dave Jacobson said. “She plans to make public her 2016 intentions some time in the near future.”

County Supervisor Don Knabe will be termed out of office next year, creating another opening on the five-member board that gained two new members last year.

Hahn’s father, Kenneth Hahn, served on the board for 40 years, and the county Hall of Administration building is named after him. Janice Hahn previously served on the Los Angeles City Council.

“Like all Americans, Rep. Janice Hahn continues to be frustrated with the relentless gridlock in Washington,” Jacobson said. “As such, she has worked hard to build bi-partisan coalitions around common-sense causes like America’s ports, jobs and economic development. Nonetheless, while Washington is in deadlock, Rep. Hahn has worked to empower local governments and support local measures to get things done.”

City News Service

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