Temecula Mayor announces bid for 71st Assembly District seat

Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn, announces his bid for the 71st Assembly District seat currently held by Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto. Valley News/File photo
Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn launched a campaign to run for the newly redrawn 71st Assembly District. Rahn made the announcement in a news release Wednesday, Jan. 5, on his campaign webpage, https://www.rahnforassembly.com.The 71st Assembly District seat is currently held by Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto who is vacating it in his bid for the 32nd Senate District currently held by State Sen. Melissa Melendez who will reach her term limit for the seat when her current term expires.Rahn, who has served on Temecula City Council since 2014 and served as mayor in 2018 before being appointed again in 2022, said that he decided to run for the seat to ensure residents of the 71st District had the right representation in Sacramento.“As we saw the district maps being redrawn, I think the imp
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