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Obit Ramona Hahn.jpg The mother of 36th Congressional District candidate Janice Hahn has died just one day before the San Pedro Democrat competes in a special runoff election.

Ramona Hahn, 86, was the wife of late Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. Her son, James Hahn, is the former mayor of Los Angeles. Janice Hahn, who serves on the Los Angeles City Council, is running against Republican Craig Huey in tomorrow's special election to fill a vacant Los Angeles County congressional seat.

"We understand that Janice needs to be with her family, but the campaign will move forward--as her mother would have wanted," Hahn campaign advisor John Shallman said in a statement. "Ramona was very proud of and always supportive of Janice. She was looking forward to seeing her daughter sworn in as the next Congresswoman of the 36th District. We will work very hard to make that dream a reality."

The Los Angeles Times has more on Ramona Hahn's death at this link.

PHOTO CREDIT: In this Oct. 17,1997 file photo Ramona Hahn, wife of the late supervisor Kenneth Hahn flanked by her son Jim, left and daughter, Janice, during a memorial service for her husband at the Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles. AP Photo, Michael Caulfield.


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