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Las Vegas Democrat announces bid for Assembly

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 | 11:47 a.m.

Las Vegas Democrat Sanje Sedera today announced he will run for Assembly next year, becoming the first candidate to officially throw his hat in the ring for outgoing Assembly Majority Leader William Horne's seat.

Sedera, who describes himself in a press release as a small businessman and father, is a Democratic activist who founded the Asian American Democratic Caucus in Las Vegas. He is Sri Lankan by birth.

Horne cannot seek re-election because of term limits.

Sedera is a Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority commissioner, a mediator for the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center, and a member of the Las Vegas Citizens Review Board for Metro Police.

Although he announced a run for office in 2008, he never officially filed as a candidate.

Horne said he has not yet decided to endorse anyone for his seat.

This story was edited to correct Assemblyman William Horne’s leadership position.

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