Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu, candidates for the City Council Fourth District post, are scheduled for six debates before the run-off election on Tues., May 19.
Among them is one at the Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations forum at the Cinematographers Guild, 7755 Sunset Blvd., on Wed., April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Ramsay is former chief of staff to Councilman Tom LaBonge, and Ryu is director at Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Health Center. He also served as senior deputy to then-county supervisor Yvonne Burke, who is among his supporters.
He is also endorsed by the state treasurer and insurance commissioner, a state senator, assembly members and the Korean American Democratic Club.
Besides her former boss LaBonge, Ramsay is endorsed by City Council president Herb Wesson, other council members, two state senators and presidents of local civic groups, as well as heads of Windsor Square, Wilshire Park, Sycamore Square Neighborhood associations and Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.
Ramsay came in with 3719 votes against David Ryu, who carried 3634 votes in the March election.
Ryu campaigned on a platform of raising the minimum wage and gradually eliminating the gross receipts tax. He also wants to improve communication between the city and residents.
Ramsay, Windsor Square, has 15 years of experience solving problems in the nighborhood and keeping the pressure on city hall according to one volunteer.