Santa Monica resident Julia Brownley, who currently represents the city in the California Assembly, has announced she will run for Ventura County's new 26th Congressional District, the Ventura County Star reports.
A Democrat, Brownley was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2006, and re-elected in 2008 and 2010. She currently represents a district that spans from Santa Monica in the south to Oxnard in the north. She is termed out.
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The Star also reports that Brownley, 59, becomes the fourth announced Democrat in the field. she will move to an apartment in Oak Park this week.
The seat is considered a top target for Democrats seeking to win back the majority in the U.S. House, according to the Sacramento Bee.