LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Navy fighter pilot says he will challenge freshman Rep. Katie Hill in 2020.
Republican Mike Garcia said in a statement Wednesday that the Democrat Party is out of step with the district anchored in northern Los Angeles County.
Hill won the swing district in 2018, capturing what was the last Republican-held House seat in the strongly Democratic district.
Democrats hold a nearly 5-point registration edge in the district, which includes suburbs, horse ranches, high desert and a slice of Ventura County.
The 42-year-old Garcia is an executive for defense contractor Raytheon Co.
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