Press Enterprise: Andrew Kotyuk is running against GOP Assemblyman Chad Mayes in 2018

San Jacinto Councilman Andrew Kotyuk plans to run against embattled Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley in 2018.

Kotyuk on Monday, Aug. 21 announced the formation of a committee to run for California’s 42nd Assembly District next year. Mayes has represented the district spanning parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties since 2014.

Mayes is currently fighting to remain as leader of the Assembly’s 25 Republicans after he joined Democrats last month in voting to extend California’s Cap-and-Trade Program to 2030.

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Mike Foster