Contested local seats on Nov. 3 ballot

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Fourth District City Councilmember David Ryu is facing a challenge from newcomer Nithya Raman. The district includes most of Larchmont, Hancock Park and surrounding Larchmont Chronicle readership areas.

See the map of local political districts on page 8.

Other local candidates in highly contested elections on the Nov. 3 ballot are Holly Mitchell, who is running against Herb Wesson to represent the Second District on the County Board of Supervisors, and Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is competing with Grace Yoo to represent Council District 10.

This year, our four incumbent members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Adam Schiff (D), Ted Lieu (D), Jimmy Gomez (D) and Karen Bass (D), face challengers Eric Early (R), James P. Bradley (R), David Kim (D) and Errol Webber (R), respectively.

The three incumbent members of the State Assembly, Richard Bloom (D), Miguel Santiago (D) and Sydney Kamlager (D), face challenges from Will Hess (D), Godfrey Santos Plata (D) and Tracy Bernard Jones (D), respectively.

There is one countywide race that is highly contested, the nonpartisan job of Los Angeles County District Attorney. Incumbent Jackie Lacey is facing a challenge from former San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascón.

There also are four Los Angeles Community College Trustee seats and three Superior Court Judge seats being contested. See:

Finally, the Nov. 3 ballot includes 12 statewide propositions, one Los Angeles County measure, and one Los Angeles Unified School District bond measure.

Editorial: Re-elect David Ryu

There is absolutely no reason for the voters of the Fourth Council District to “fire” our City Councilmember David Ryu.

There is every reason — in our district’s and our city’s best interests — to re-elect David Ryu for a second term.

Experience does matter.

This is a local election. National endorsers, whether Bernie or Hillary, just obscure the basics. We residents should concentrate on our own real interests. David Ryu remains the best, proven representative to continue addressing what matters in CD4.

Ryu’s record of years of productive employment in Los Angeles — more than 15 years in both government and the private sector prior to his election to the City Council — is a significant contrast to his opponent, who only moved to Los Angeles at the end of 2013.

David Ryu has done an exceptionally good job as our councilmember since 2015. He has been a City Council leader in securing locations for needed homeless bridge and permanent housing. Our own district now has 600 units either occupied or under construction since voters approved Proposition HHH at the end of 2016. Ryu and his staff also have been extremely responsive to the more mundane, every-day concerns that affect residents of CD4. On or before Nov. 3, vote for David Ryu.

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