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Janice Hahn Says She Won't Run for Late Sen. Oropeza's Seat

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Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn said today that she is not going to throw her hat in the ring for the special election to fill late state Senator Jenny Oropeza's 28th District seat, reports the Daily Breeze.

Although Oropeza succumbed to a long-running illness in October, her name still appeared on the November 2 ballot, and, as expected, she won re-election to her seat.

In a statement released today, Hahn explained why she didn't want to run for the seat: "Right now, I want to focus on my current job as city councilmember. I love my job and think at this point, Los Angeles is where I can be most effective." She has already thrown her support behind Assemblyman Ted Lieu, 53rd District, who said last week he was planning to run for Oropeza's seat.