In announcing Tuesday that she will run for another office, Rep.
The freshman congresswoman who defeated a member of her own party in 2012 said she will campaign instead for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
"My heart is here in the district," Negrete McLeod said in a written statement.
After agonizing over whether to run for reelection to
The other departing House members are retiring, not seeking other offices.
Negrete McLeod's departure is likely to set up another intraparty fight for her seat in the heavily Democratic 35th District, which stretches east from Pomona to Rialto.
Her announcement set off speculation that former Rep.
Besides Miller, Democrats
Because there will be no incumbent on the June 3 primary ballot, the candidate filing period will be extended until March 12.