Former Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) said hes joining the race for the House seat representing Californias 25th congressional district.
“I have always answered the call to serve and today is no exception. I am proud to announce my run to return to Congress,” Knight said in a Nov. 11 statement. “As an Army Veteran, former LAPD officer, and a dedicated public official for over 15 years, I have always put my community first. Today is no exception. I am proud to return to public service and deliver the type of representation our district deserves.”
His campaign stated: “While in Congress Knight brought a grant to alleviate traffic congestion in Santa Clarita, a new groundbreaking Veterans healthcare program and was a leader in increasing funding for our aerospace industry.”
Knight was elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 but lost to Katie Hill in the 2018 midterms, which saw Democrats gain a majority in the House.
Hill admitted to an affair with a campaign aide but has said she did not have a separate affair with a congressional staffer.
Knight, 52, said he was mulling a run for his old seat in late October after Hill announced the resignation.
“Its a very interesting situation, and we need representation here,” Knight told The Signal. “It looks like theres going to be that special election, and we need to have a representative there so we can have our voice in Congress.”