La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega Announces Campaign for Congress to Replace Rep. Ed Royce Print
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Written by Randy Economy   
Monday, 15 January 2018 18:11

La Mirada City Councilman Andrew Sarega, a Republican, announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce in Congress.

Sarega said he will commit $200,000 to help fund his campaign and will file documents with the Federal Election Commission.

“I have grown extremely frustrated with the careless manner in which both Sacramento and Washington D.C. politicians enact laws that negatively impact our communities,” Sarega said.

“As a Councilman, I have seen firsthand how these laws take local control away from residents and replace our neighborhoods with one-size- fits-all policies. Out-of- touch politicians need to be held accountable. Many are entrenched in their jobs, serving special interests at the expense of their constituents.”

Sarega, 30, a retired Newport Beach police officer who was injured in the line of duty, will make his formal declaration in the coming week at an event with family and friends.

First elected to the La Mirada City Council in 2013, at the age of 25, Sarega was reelected to a second term in 2017.

Sarega serves on several county and state boards that deal with policy issues ranging from public safety to regional development. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State

Fullerton and a Master’s of Public Administration from National University. He and his wife Susan have been married for four years.