Supervisor, two council seats on local ballot

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

FOURTH COUNCIL DISTRICT balloting begins in early October. The district includes most Larchmont Chronicle readers.

The national political conventions — different as they were in this COVID-19 era — are over, and campaigning is gearing up locally as well as nationally. There are a number of competitive local races taking place in and adjoining our Mid-Wilshire area.

Election contests garnering the most local interest include two elections for Los Angeles City Council seats and one for a new member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. In the Supervisor race, current state Sen. Holly Mitchell and current 10th District City Councilman Herb Wesson are running for an open seat in District Two. That district generally is south of Wilshire Boulevard.

Just east of Western Avenue, in another contest to fill an open seat — this one for the city’s 10th Council District seat — current Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (who previously served on the City Council in another district from 1991 to 2002) is running against attorney and community activist Grace Yoo.

The election that will have the biggest impact on people who live, work and own property in our Mid-Wilshire neighborhoods is the runoff where incumbent Councilman David Ryu, elected to his first term in 2015, is being challenged by Silver Lake activist Nithya Raman.

This contest is to represent the interests of residents of Council District Four, which includes neighborhoods west of Western, north of Olympic, Miracle Mile, Park La Brea, and most of the areas south of Third St. and east of Highland Ave., extending north through Hollywood and out into the San Fernando Valley.

The Larchmont Chronicle will publish articles about these six candidates in our October issue that will be distributed on Oct. 1.

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