Fresno County violent crimes prosecutor Andrew Janz plans to announce his run for city of Fresno Mayor on Thursday.
He’ll make the announcement at Radio Park around 5:30 p.m., and the public is invited to join.
“Fresno needs someone who is attuned to the needs of its people. Throughout my campaign for Congress and my time as a local prosecutor, I have met thousands of Fresnans who have expressed the need for change in city management. Together, we can work toward ending widespread poverty and the other drivers of homelessness and crime,” Janz remarked in a news release.
Janz is widely known for his congressional run against Rep. Devin Nunes in 2018.
In response, current Fresno Mayor, Lee Brand, released a statement:
I welcome the opportunity to have voters compare my well-earned experience and record of accomplishment, highlighted by creating over 5,000 good-paying jobs with benefits, to his complete lack of experience and a track record that consists of saying ‘I’m not Devin Nunes.’ Will his new campaign be ‘I’m not Lee Brand’? To which I reply, “Yes, young man, you’re right. You’re not Lee Brand. You aren’t even close.”