Actress turned FOX News commentator Stacey Dash has officially filed to run for U.S. Congress to represent California.
On Monday (Feb 26), Dash filed documents with the Federal Election Commission declaring her candidacy for to represent the 44th district of California in the House of Representatives. The documents, available on the FEC website, also declare the creation of a new committee under the name “Dash to D.C.”
Over the last few weeks, the ‘Clueless’ co-star has been dropping hints that she was pondering the idea of transitioning into politics after asking followers to “weigh in” on the decision she claims was brought up by a “few people” on and offline.
“A number of people online and off have suggested I run for political office,” Dash tweeted. “I wanted to see what my online community thinks of this idea as I mull the possibilities. Thoughts?”
A number of people online and off have suggested I run for political office. I wanted to see what my online community thinks of this idea as I mull the possibilities. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/L71fF0NnXR
— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) February 9, 2018
Dash, who is an open Trump supporter and conservative plans to represent Compton, Watts, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach, all of which inhabit the 44th Congressional District which is home to a largely Hispanic and Black population. Out of the total population (723,685), 511,063 identify as Hispanic, while 110,038 identify as Black, the U.S. Census reports.
108, 467 people ranging from ages 25-34 make up the largest age demographic in the district–notifying significant change could be made if the people over the age of 18 show up to the polls in November. The area largely swayed Democratic in the last presidential election.
California’s 44th Congressional District, which is currently run by Rep. Nanette Barragán. Barragán was the first Latina to hold the position when she won the seat in 2016.