Janice Hahn, Democratic candidate for California lieutenant governor

Janice Hahn

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: Los Angeles City Council member

Age: 58; born in Los Angeles


City of residence: San Pedro community of Los Angeles

Personal: divorced; three children

Education: bachelor of science degree in education from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1974

Career highlights: teacher, Good News Academy, a private school in Westchester, 1974-78; public affairs regional manager, Southern California Edison Co., 1995-2000; elected to city charter reform commission, 1997-99; member of the Los Angeles City Council, 2001 to present


Platform: would focus on economy and jobs development; try to “fully fund” kindergarten-through-12th-grade education and fight fee and tuition increases in public higher education; oppose new offshore oil drilling; reduce air pollution at ports and preserve money for pollution prevention programs; try to empower local governments

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