Sydney Kamlager-Dove (File photo)

In an exclusive announcement to the Los Angeles Sentinel, State Senator Sydney Kamlager confirmed that she is launching her campaign to succeed Representative Karen Bass in Congress. Bass, who is the leading candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, is supporting Kamlager.“I wanted to let you know that I have in fact made the decision to run for Congress,” Kamlager told the Sentinel.“I know, some think it’s the worst kept secret in L.A. County, but I felt it would be presumptuous to make a final decision before the lines of the district were finalized and wanted to make sure this was the right decision for me and my family.”

Kamlager currently represents 83% of the voters in the 37th District, which was revised during the redistricting process. The New South L.A.-based district extends just beyond Century Boulevard at its southernmost point and Olympic Boulevard at its northernmost–and includes Arlington Heights, Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, Culver City, parts of Downtown, HarvardHeights, West Adams, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Mid-City, Olympic Park, Palms, South Robertson, Southeast L.A., University Park, View Park, WilshireVista, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Visit to take a closer look at the new boundaries. Senator Kamlager has one of the most distinguished records on both police reform and making our neighborhoods safer and stands up for working families and the small business operators that make Los Angeles and Culver City tick.

“I’m running for Congress because I believe, based on my record, that I can continue the fight for justice reform on the national level that Karen has helped lead,” Kamlager shared.“I’m also prepared to jump into the fight to stop voter suppression that is spreading across our nation and will continue to lead on job creation, access to health care, and clean air and water for all.”In addition to Karen Bass, Kamlager enters the race with a broad coalition of support, including Supervisor Holly Mitchell, L.A.Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Curren Price, Secretary of State Shirley Weber, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, Congressmember Ted Lieu,State SenatorsSteveBradford, Maria Elena Durazo, and Ben Allen, Assemblymembers Chris Holden, and MikeGipson, Culver City Mayor Alex Fisch, Culver City Councilmembers Yasmine-Imani McCorrin,Culver City School Board Member Summer McBride, and many others. Carrying on important work