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Janice Hahn talks LA County Board of Supervisors bid




Former Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn speaks during news conference for the naming rights of the new downtown Los Angeles football stadium and event center named Farmers Field at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Former Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn speaks during news conference for the naming rights of the new downtown Los Angeles football stadium and event center named Farmers Field at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Congresswoman Janice Hahn has announced she is leaving Capitol Hill after just a few years on the job.

She wants to return to local government in Los Angeles, and has already put in her bid to run for the L.A. County Supervisor position to replace Don Knabe, who's being term-limited out of office.    

Hahn says it's a decision she's long thought about. Her father, Kenneth Hahn, served on the Board of Supervisors when she was young. 

"I literally was born into county government," she said. "I think for me, once I believed I was going to be in public service myself, I think this was a job I had always had my eyes on."

She said her Washington departure has a lot to do with gridlock there, and an unwillingness for parties to compromise.

"I can do so much more sitting on a body like the County Board of Supervisors," she said. "It's much more collegial, much more opportunity to work together, and get things done for the people of Los Angeles County."