Elections

Diane Harkey, Mike Levin square off in 49th Congressional District

Diane Harkey, Mike Levin square off in 49th Congressional District

Republican state Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey and Democratic environmental lawyer Mike Levin are running to replace incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, who decided not to seek re-election, in California’s 49th Congressional District, which includes Rancho Santa Fe. Below are interviews with the candidates (in alphabetical order):

DIANE HARKEY

Diane Harkey said she initially had no intention of running for the House of Representatives’ 49th District seat, despite being urged to do so by the incumbent, Darrell Issa, after he decided against running for re-election.

“I never wanted to run for Congress because I like California,” said the Dana...

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