USC’s Mike Murphy interviews all five CD 13 hopefuls at forum

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

An online Council District 13 Candidate Forum was held on the evening of April 4, 2022. The full program was recorded and is available online:

COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 forum participants are introduced by Windsor Square Association president Larry Guzin, top center, and include: moderator / interviewer Mike Murphy, upper right, and candidates, from left, middle row: Kate Pynoos, Mitch O’Farrell and Hugo Soto-Martinez; and, bottom row: Steve Johnson and Albert Corado.

Moderated by interviewer and Windsor Square resident Mike Murphy — Co-Director of the Center for the Political Future at USC — the event was jointly sponsored by the Larchmont Boulevard Association, the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association and the Windsor Square Association.

For the primary election to be held June 7, there are four challengers running to unseat incumbent councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who is seeking election to a third and final allowable term of office. All five candidates participated in the hour-and-a-half program.

O’Farrell’s challengers are: community organizer Albert Corado; deputy sheriff / educator Steve Johnson; homelessness policy advisor Kate Pynoos; and labor / community organizer Hugo Soto-Martinez.

More about Murphy is available from his USC biography ( Murphy and fellow campaign veteran David Axelrod discuss American politics twice a week at

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