Politics

Vying for Nunes’ seat, Elizabeth Heng rolls out her second act of 2022

Elizabeth Heng, the Fresno Republican currently vying for the seat formerly occupied by Rep. Devin Nunes (R–Tulare), announced her plans following the special election this spring.

Sunday, Heng announced her bid for the open, newly-drawn 13th Congressional District, coinciding with an interview on KSEE 24’s Sunday Morning Matters.

“We need fresh faces with bold ideas to fight for the future of our community. We’ve been talking about the exact same issues in the Valley for as long as I can remember, but nothing has changed,” Heng said in an announcement.

She joins a crowded field for the seat. Among Republicans, Heng joins fellow Nunes replacement candidate Matt Stoll, a former fighter pilot, Diego Martinez, and Madera businessman David Giglio.

The Democratic field is headlined by former Asm. Adam Gray (D–Merced) and former 2020 Nunes foe Phil Arballo (D–Fresno). Also in the running is Angelina Sigala, purported public health educator from Modesto.

Heng’s last campaign for Congress, a 2018 battle against Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno), saw her fall to the long-time incumbent by a 15-point margin amid the Blue Wave.

Reid Stone is a contributing reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun.