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Santa Clarita Democrat says she will challenge Rep. Stephen Knight
Santa Clarita Democrat says she will challenge Rep. Stephen Knight

 Santa Clarita business owner and local water board member Maria Gutzeit said Thursday that she will challenge Rep. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) in next year's election. "As a small-business owner, workiing mom and community leader, I understand the challenges facing Southern California families," Gutzeit said in a statement announcing her candidacy. "Washington politicians have lost their way and don't seem to understand how their constant partisan bickering hurts real people back here at home," Gutzeit said, adding, "We deserve an advocate that will put the needs of our community first." Gutzeit, 47, is a chemical engineer and owner of an...

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