Fri12192014

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Eshoo to run in new congressional district

U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) announced Aug. 29 that she plans to run for election in the newly drawn 18th Congressional District, where she resides. The new district overlaps much of the same area as the previous 14th District, and both include Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Eshoo, a former San Mateo County supervisor, is in her 10th term and 19th year representing the 14th District in the House of Representatives. Congressional representatives are elected every two years.

“I have a lot of fight left in me,” Eshoo, 68, told the Town Crier recently.

She said she brings bipartisanship to a House rendered dysfunctional by partisanship. Eshoo said she is concerned about continual threats to overturn federal environmental laws and what she called “a wholesale attack on science.”

“My priorities and those of all of Silicon Valley are keeping jobs here, attracting new ones and expanding government support for new technologies that will create the next generation of industries and jobs,” she said.

Serving on the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee and the Energy and Commerce Committee, Eshoo said she is “well positioned to fight for affordable, reliable broadband and preserving a free and open Internet.”

Eshoo was first elected to Congress in 1992. She resides in Menlo Park.

To view district maps, visit www.wedrawthelines.ca.gov.

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