Jed Leano to run for state assembly

by Steven Felschundneff |

On Sunday, Claremont City Council Member Jed Leano officially announced his candidacy for state assembly in November 2024.

“I am running for state assembly on a proven track record of leadership and delivering on issues that matter most to San Gabriel Valley families,” Leano said during a virtual campaign kickoff.

A longtime affordable housing advocate, Leano’s campaign motto is “voting his values to solve the housing and climate crises.”

Jed Leano speaks to supporters on Electing Night at Sanctuary Coffee in Claremont. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

Leano is running for the 41st Assembly District, which includes Claremont, well as Altadena, Bradbury, Duarte, Hesperia, La Cañada Flintridge, La Verne, Lytle Creek, Monrovia, Oak Hills, Pasadena, Phelan, Piñon Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio Heights, San Dimas, San Pasqual, Sierra Madre, Upland and Wrightwood.

The seat is currently held by Chris Holden, who is termed out and is challenging Kathryn Barger for a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors in November 2024.

An immigration attorney, Leano was first elected to the City Council in 2018 during a citywide election and reelected in 2022 to represent District 4. In addition, he serves on the boards of a number of local agencies including chair of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust, chair of Tri-City Mental Health, the San Gabriel Valley representative to the Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency and board member of the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley.

A more complete story about Leano’s candidacy will appear in a future edition of the Courier.


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