San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria announced Tuesday that he plans to run for the State Assembly, in the 78th District now held by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.
Atkins will term out in 2016.
Gloria posted the news on his Twitter account early in the morning.
Gloria has served as a councilman, Council President and Interim Mayor of San Diego over the last eight years.
He says among the many lessons he learned, is when we all work together, we can make tremendous progress.
Gloria expressed his thanks to the people of San Diego, saying he'll be sending more information about his campaign in the coming days.