Leon Panetta’s son, James Panetta, confirmed to the Carmel Pine Cone earlier this week that he will run for Congress when Sam Farr (D-Carmel) decides to retire as the representative of the California’s 20th Congressional District.
The elder Panetta most recently served the Obama Administration as the United States Secretary of Defense from 2011-2013 and as Director of the Central Intelligence for the first two years of the term. He was President Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1994-97. He served nine terms in Congress, representing the Monterey Bay beginning in 1976.
James Panetta, 43, is a lawyer and a decorated Naval intelligence officer.
The full story in the Pine Cone can be found at: http://www.pineconearchive.com/130322-1.html
The Naval Postgraduate School’s story on Lt. Panetta’s achievements to earn a bronze star can be found here http://www.nps.edu/About/News/Panetta-Awarded-Bronze-Star-for-Afghanistan-Intel-Mission.html