US Se­nate can­di­date to visit Ne­whall

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Cal­i­for­nia Se­nate Pres­i­dent Pro Tem Kevin de León will be in Santa Clarita from noon to 1 p.m. Satur­day at Vin­cenzo’s Pizza in Ne­whall, 245041/2 Lyons Ave.

De León, who’s run­ning for U.S. Se­nate against fel­low Demo­crat and long­time in­cum­bent Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein, will be hav­ing a “com­mu­nity meet-and-greet,” ac­cord­ing to cam­paign of­fi­cials.

“I am run­ning for U.S. Se­nate to bring my fight to pro­tect the Cal­i­for­nia Dream to Washington, D.C.,” he said in a state­ment.

“That in­cludes sup­port­ing clean, al­ter­na­tive en­ergy sources to en­sure jobs are cre­ated lo­cally, se­cur­ing the nec­es­sary fund­ing for crit­i­cal trans­porta­tion projects in the Santa Clarita Val­ley and across the state, and pro­tect­ing tax­pay­ers.”

De León, who rep­re­sents the Echo Park area of Los An­ge­les in the state Se­nate, said the tax re­form pack­age signed into law in De­cem­ber would neg­a­tively im­pact the SCV.

"Congress’ latest tax re­form plan hap­pens to pre­vent res­i­dents from tak­ing de­duc­tions for loss of per­sonal prop­erty in a wild­fire or an earth­quake,” he said. “This over­whelm­ingly af­fects the tax­pay­ers in the SCV, an area uniquely prone to both of those in­cred­i­bly de­struc­tive nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. In Washington, I will work with any­one will­ing to make the nec­es­sary changes to this plan to en­sure all Cal­i­for­nia tax­pay­ers are pro­tected.”

De León and Fe­in­stein are among the 21 of­fi­cially de­clared can­di­dates for the Se­nate seat, ac­cord­ing to the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion. There are nine Democrats, six Repub­li­cans, three in­de­pen­dents and three with mi­nor po­lit­i­cal par­ties. Among the Repub­li­cans are busi­ness­man Don­ald Adams and vet­eran Stephen Schrader.

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