COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced today he would seek reelection to the State Assembly in the new 64th District. The 64th Assembly District includes the cities and communities of Compton, Carson, Watts, Wilmington, Willowbrook as well as portions of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
Statement from Isadore Hall: “I am proud to announce that I am running for re-election to the Assembly to continue to fight for California, our local communities, schools, neighborhoods and families. My singular focus has and will always be to stand up for the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party—our devotion to justice, to equal opportunity, and to human rights; our belief in the potential of people to change things for the better; and our commitment to help working families by providing affordable healthcare, good public schools, safe streets and a clean environment.
Earlier this year, I announced my candidacy for Congress after it appeared a new district was drawn that included all of the cities and communities I have so proudly represented for many years. I answered the call from many friends and constituents to take our fight to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the working families, children and older Americans who have suffered from the Republican Congressional leadership’s obstructionism and right-wing radicalism. I believed then, as I do now, that our community deserves a representative who will fight cuts to education, job training and social security and Medicare. We need someone who will partner with President Obama to create family wage jobs.
Weeks after my announcement, the Redistricting Commission changed the district boundaries, ultimately creating a district that two incumbent Democratic members of Congress are now seeking. The fact is, the race for Congress was never about me. It was never my intention to engage in an expensive intra-party war. It was about my constituents—real people I have been proud to serve and can continue to serve as a member of the State legislature.
The Democratic Party needs unity. We need to stand together and stand up to those who threaten our values. As Democrats, we understand that in 2012, the test of our progress will NOT be how many millionaires we make richer, but how many millions of Californians we help rise from the depths of poverty and dependency to find jobs for themselves, and a future for their families.
That will be my focus in Sacramento and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Washington to promote policies that put people back to work here in California.
I am eager to continue my work at the Capitol to fight for good jobs, fairness, and justice for our community. If we improve the way we govern in Sacramento, we can do so much to keep kids out of gangs, improve our schools, and protect frontline services. That’s why I’m announcing my run for re-election today.”
Hall is a former two-term President of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. He was elected to the Compton City Council in 2003 where he served in various leadership positions including Mayor pro Tempore. Hall was elected to the California State Assembly in 2008 and served as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore during his first term. He currently serves as a member of the Appropriations, Elections and Redistricting and Human Services Committees. He chairs the Assembly Committee on Government Organization.