While Councilman Steven Choi’s ambition to run for state Assembly was known and reported a few weeks ago, his formal announcement was sent out Monday.
He is running for the 71st Assembly District seat now held by Todd Spitzer.
“I am running for the Assembly so I can introduce a fresh perspective to Sacramento, help control state spending, represent local interest and stimulate international trade, particularly with Pacific Rim countries,” Choi said in his announcement.
Choi has served on the City Council since 2004 and prior was elected to the Irvine Unified School Board in 1998 and 2002.
- Sonya Smith