WASHINGTON -- Rep.
"My heart is here in the district," she said in a written statement.
After agonizing over whether to run for reelection to Congress or a seat on the Board of Supervisors, "my desire to represent this community locally, where I have lived for more than 40 years, and where I have long served as an elected official, won out," she said.
Negrete McLeod, 72, a former state lawmaker, defeated a fellow Democrat, then-Rep.
Baca said by telephone Tuesday that he was still planning to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep.
Filing for the June 3 primary is open until March 12 in races without an incumbent.