Los Angeles metropolis lawyer working for Schiff’s Home seat
Los Angeles Metropolis Lawyer Mike Feuer has introduced his candidacy for the congressional seat presently held by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who’s working for Senate.
Final week, Schiff mentioned he’s hoping to switch Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who has held the seat for 30 years. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) and others have expressed curiosity within the Senate seat as nicely.
Feuer, a Democrat, has the assist of newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass (D).
“I look ahead to partnering with Mike on Capitol Hill to deal with homelessness and increase reasonably priced housing,” Bass mentioned in a press release.
Feuer has been the town lawyer for 9 years. He beforehand served three phrases within the state Meeting, working alongside Bass.
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Among the many challenges Feuer says he hopes to deal with is gun violence, which is a part of Los Angeles’s rising crime charge.
“With ladies’s reproductive rights and the LGBTQ group beneath assault, nobody will struggle more durable to guard elementary rights,” he mentioned.
Selling renewable vitality and a inexperienced economic system to the town can also be a precedence, he famous.
Feuer made nationwide information when he helped spearhead the cleanup of famed Echo Park, the place tons of of homeless folks had been residing and polluting a lake there. The lawyer issued an opinion giving a curfew to vacate the property, which was primarily a hotly contested no-camping ban. This got here as police clashed with protesters who sought to maintain the property open for homeless encampments.
“I’m working now as a result of we’d like leaders who’ve confirmed they will rise to the hardest challenges and obtain huge outcomes,” Feuer mentioned in a press release.