Todd Gloria running for State Assembly

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria announced on Tuesday, that he will run for State Assembly.

Gloria will be seeking the seat currently held by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, who is termed out of the City Council and she will be termed out of the State Assembly.

“You have all invested so much in me, whether it is your time, your money or simply your trust,” Gloria said in his announcement.

“I am indebted to all of you and believe I have a lot more to give back to the people of San Diego,” Gloria said. “I’m also excited about the opportunity to serve other communities and to apply everything I’ve learned to tackle regional and statewide issues.”

“Together, we have stabilized the city’s budget, advocated for housing,protected our environment, and stood up for working families,” he said. “I want to continue that progress as San Diego’s voice in our state Capitol.”

Todd Gloria has served two terms on the City Council. During his time he has served as City Council president, chairman of its Budget Committee and interim mayor, a position he held for six months following the resignation of disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner in August 2013.

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