Rep. Gallegly won't run for reelection

The Republicans had their own local primary election fight between House incumbents brewing due to redistricting. But Rep. Elton Gallegly, whose home in Simi Valley was moved out of his district, said Saturday he would retire and not seek reelection, avoiding a contest with fellow Republican Buck McKeon of Santa Clarita. "The decision to step aside at this time did not come lightly," Gallegly said in a statement. "It has been an honor and a privilege to have served our communities and our country for the past 25 years and I look forward to continue to do so for the next year." You might remember that Gallegly said in 2006 he would not run, then changed his mind.

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