Long time political activist and college professor David Sanchez has announced that he is running for the Congressional seat currently held by U.S., Rep Lucille Royal-Allard in office for 18 years and her father another 18 years befor her. Sanchez was heavily involved in the student Walkouts in the 1960's and 70s and was one of the most influential leaders during the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement . David Sanchez taught Mexican American Studies and Speech 101 at several community colleges for over 10 years. He also served as Sr. Liaison for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and is the author of two books. Sanchez has completed extensive work in reducing crime and violence in the Southwest. His most recent project is to establish a free university in East Los Angeles. David Sanchez did no win yet he received over five thousand votes, and he gives thanks to all of his supporters.