Yaroslavsky “four decades in elected office was long enough.”

02/07/2014 1:09 pm0 commentsViews: 11

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  Photo by Gary McCarthy

Yaroslavsky
Photo by Gary McCarthy

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
retirement.

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