LOS ANGELES (CNS) – County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky today ruled out a
run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman, saying he
was sticking to his earlier contention that
Yaroslavsky’s name had surfaced as a potential candidate when Waxman, D-
Beverly Hills, announced he would step down at the end of his term. Waxman was
first elected in 1974.
Yaroslavsky, a former Los Angeles City Council member, said he never
thought he would be considering another run for public office.
“But I was asked by several close political and personal friends to
think about that proposition, and over the last week, I have done so,” he
said. “In the end, I decided against starting a new career in Congress at this
stage of my life. I said in 2012 that four decades in elected office was long
enough, and I meant it.
“I am committed to public service and to advancing those public
policies I have believed in all my life, but I intend to do so outside of
elected office,” he said.
Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel and Sen. Ted Lieu, D-
Torrance, are the leading candidates for Waxman’s seat. Attorney Barbara
Mulvaney announced earlier this week that she was also running. Self-help
author Marianne Williamson and television director and executive Brent Roske
both declared their candidacies as independents before Waxman announced his