José Peñalosa announces candidacy for Arizona's 7th Congressional District seat

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Attorney José Peñalosa has added his name to the list of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 7th Congressional District.

Arizona's new district comprises parts of Phoenix, Laveen, Guadalupe and Glendale.

Peñalosa began his law career as a staff immigration attorney at Friendly House in Phoenix from 1991 to1993, according to his campaign website. Since that time, he has run his own private law practice in Phoenix. He has also appeared on local and national television as a political analyst on immigration issues.

Peñalosa, who is running as an Independent, has been a Democrat and a Republican in the past, he said in a news release Tuesday.

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