State Senator Ted Lieu (Dem-28th District) praised Congressman Henry Waxman’s service to the nation following today’s announcement that Waxman would not seek reelection later this year.
“Congressmember Waxman set the platinum standard for representing the best interests of his constituents as well as the overall quality of life for Californians and our nation,” Lieu said. “Henry Waxman is a legend, not just in California, but in America.”
Lieu, whose 28th Senate District includes over 80 percent of Waxman’s Congressional District, said he was seriously looking at running for the congressional seat.
“Today and for decades to come we will honor Congressmember Waxman,” Lieu said. “Tomorrow I will make a formal announcement regarding my intentions.”
Waxman’s 33rd District includes Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Venice, Mar Vista, and the South Bay.
Lieu currently represents nearly 1.3 million people. In addition to Santa Monica, he also represents constituents in Beverly Hills, Carson, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, West Hollywood, and portions of Hollywood.