LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen announced he will be running for a seat on the Las Vegas City Council.
Kihuen made the announcement on his Twitter page Tuesday that his candidacy will be for Ward 3 on April 2.
I’m ready to continue serving the people of Nevada. I will work hard to earn your vote on April 2nd for Las Vegas City Council Ward 3. #LVWard3— Ruben J. Kihuen (@RubenKihuen) January 16, 2019
¡Estoy listo para seguir luchando por nuestra comunidad! Necesito tu voto el 2 de Abril para el Concilio de Las Vegas Distrito 3. pic.twitter.com/Gn4FXFg4Vk
The former state representative did not seek re-election and finished out his term in Congress when facing an investigation from the House Ethics Committee on allegations of sexual misconduct.
House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, urged Kihuen to resign after the allegations were first brought up in a report by BuzzFeed News.
The report claimed a campaign staffer quit after receiving multiple unwanted advances and another woman also claimed that Kihuen touched her thighs or buttocks on multiple occasions.
Kihuen called the allegations "unsubstantiated hearsay and innuendo" in a statement released to the press.