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02/18/2014 01:48 pm ET Updated Feb 19, 2014

California Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod Seeking County Seat Instead Of Reelection

Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday she would not seek reelection to Congress, instead launching a campaign for San Bernadino County supervisor.

"This was a decision not made lightly," McLeod said in a statement. "However my desire to represent this community locally, where I have lived for more than forty years, and where I have long served as an elected official, won out."

Roll Call reported in January McLeod was considering the move, noting she has $900,000 available to help with a run for the supervisor seat. McLeod has only been in Congress for one term.

This story has updated.

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