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In this January 2015 photo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich makes remarks during a ceremony to rename a mental health services center in Glendale after him. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

The contest to succeed Democratic state Sen. Carol Liu when she leaves office next year has drawn another big name: Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

The Republican supervisor, who like Liu is being forced to leave his current post by term limits, has filed papers giving his intent to run for the 25th Senate District seat next year.

“I have a proven track record of building bipartisan coalitions to accomplish goals and objectives,” Antonovich told The Times on Wednesday.

He joins an already crowded field of other hopefuls who have filed papers, including state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and former Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino.

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