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February 9, 2011 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
By the time Rep. Jane Harman made her departure official Tuesday, a robust field of potential candidates to succeed the Venice Democrat had surfaced. One already had hired a campaign staff, set up a website and begun raising money. "You have to move quickly in this world," said L.A. City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat from San Pedro who announced her candidacy and said she had her campaign up and running within two hours of receiving a phone call from Harman shortly after 7 a.m. Monday.
February 8, 2011 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Jane Harman's appointment as president and chief executive of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars became official Tuesday, a day after the congresswoman announced she would step down. Harman will take over the job on Feb. 28, the center announced. "The time is right for a new challenge, and this is the right challenge," Harman said in a statement. "The privilege of representing the people of California’s 36th Congressional District will likely never be surpassed, and I am grateful to my constituents, staff, and colleagues in the House.
February 7, 2011 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles-area Democrats scrambled for the chance to fill a rare open seat in Congress after veteran Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) announced Monday that she would probably resign to run a Washington think tank. Within hours, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she would be a candidate. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who represented much of the district in the Legislature, let it be known that she was "seriously considering" the idea. Activist Marcy Winograd, who mounted a strong but unsuccessful challenge to the moderate Harman from the left in last year's primary, said she was "exploring the possibility.
November 10, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
The state Senate seat vacated by the death of Jenny Oropeza is drawing the interest of some high-profile Los Angeles County politicians, including L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn and Assemblyman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who on Tuesday became the first to announce that he is in the race. Oropeza died Oct. 20 after a long illness, but because voters in the 28th Senate District reelected her last week, the governor will call a special election after the new term begins in January. The district stretches from Long Beach to Marina del Rey. Other potential candidates include Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D-Gardena)
October 28, 2010 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn on Wednesday introduced a motion calling for Los Angeles to annex Vernon, the small industrial city that has come under fire for the salaries and benefits paid to its top officials. Hahn is the latest in a growing group of city and state officials pressing for drastic action in Vernon. Her motion was referred to the city's Planning and Land Use Management Committee and will be voted on in the next weeks, her chief of staff said. The motion comes after a Times story detailing talks of disbanding Vernon among various officials, including Los Angeles County Dist.
October 1, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
If Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn has her way, Dodger Stadium is going to have to build a bigger owner's box. Hahn, whose late father, L.A. County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, was instrumental in wooing the Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958, said she would like to see Congress change the laws so that the fans could buy stock in the Dodgers and be the owners. "It's been a painful year for the Dodgers," Hahn said. "I think the performance on the field really reflected that the parents were fighting.
August 5, 2010 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn on Wednesday called for an audit of security at Los Angeles International Airport in the wake of assertions by a local police group that the passenger terminals have become more vulnerable to terrorist attack since 9/11. Hahn chairs the council's Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee, which is reviewing claims by the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Assn. that staff reductions and shifting budget priorities have compromised their ability to protect the nation's third-busiest airport.
June 9, 2010 | By Jack Leonard and Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley convincingly won the GOP primary for attorney general on Tuesday, giving Republicans a strong chance at capturing the state's top law enforcement job in the November contest. His San Francisco counterpart, Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris, overcame an aggressive — and expensive — challenge in the Democratic primary as she seeks to become the first woman, first Asian and first African American to serve as attorney general. Former Los Angeles City Atty.
May 14, 2010
Janice Hahn Political party: Democrat Occupation: Los Angeles City Council member Age: 58; born in Los Angeles City of residence: San Pedro community of Los Angeles Personal: divorced; three children Education: bachelor of science degree in education from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1974 Career highlights: teacher, Good News Academy, a private school in Westchester, 1974-78; public affairs regional...
September 17, 2009 | Phil Willon
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn has established an exploratory campaign committee for a possible run for California lieutenant governor in 2010. Hahn has served on the council since 2001, representing a district that stretches from San Pedro to Watts, and has one of L.A.'s most recognizable political names. She is the daughter of the late Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and the sister of former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn. Hahn filed papers with the California secretary of state for "The Janice Hahn Lieutenant Governor 2010 Exploratory Committee."
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