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Feuer Enters Contest for U.S. Congress

First published in the Feb. 11 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Last week, longtime Democratic leader and former Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced his candidacy for the 30th U.S. Congressional District to succeed U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat from Burbank, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
Feuer also announced the endorsement of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass alongside his bid for U.S. Congress.
“Our fragile democracy itself is on the line and I’m going to fight for it. I’m running now because we need leaders who’ve proven they can rise to the toughest challenges and achieve big results,” Feuer said in a statement, who’s had a national presence successfully challenging the Trump administration, Wells Fargo, the National Rifle Association and other powerful interests.
“This election is about who, from Day One, can deliver bold, urgent leadership to meet this complex and perilous moment — leadership in the tradition of Congressman Schiff,” Feuer said.
Feuer previously served as Los Angeles City Attorney, Majority Policy Leader and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee in the California Assembly and Los Angeles City Councilmember. Feuer resides in the 30th Congressional District in Beverly Grove.
His presence was felt in Burbank when he challenged the FAA in an attempt to find peace and quiet for residents in the San Fernando Valley who say they have been inundated with airport noise over the past six years.
Bass and Feuer were close colleagues during their time in the state Assembly, Bass said.
“I am proud to endorse my longtime colleague and friend, Mike Feuer, for Congress,” said Bass. “I look forward to partnering with Mike on Capitol Hill to address homelessness and expand affordable housing. As a member of Congress, Mike Feuer will deliver for Los Angeles.”
Feuer has written many of the nation’s toughest gun violence prevention laws and co-founded the nation’s first coalition of prosecutors focused on the issue. At the invitation of the Obama administration, he spoke at the White House about how to successfully combat gun violence.
“With our communities reeling from mass shootings, no one will fight harder to prevent gun violence,” Feuer said.
“And no one will work harder to bring the L.A. region the federal resources we desperately need to solve homelessness and create affordable housing,” Feuer added. “We have no time to waste.”
Feuer joins state Sen. Anthony Portantino and Assemblywoman Laura Friedman in the race for the 30th Congressional District. The candidates will vie for voter support in the 2024 General Election, which will take place on Nov. 5, 2024.

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