Posted by: jamesvw | November 11, 2009

December 8 – Los Angeles City Council District 2

Dec. 8 – Runoff Election for the Second District in the Los Angeles City Council

After an initial election in September did not give any candidate a majority, two candidates will go head to head to fill the seat of Wendy Greuel who became the city’s Controller.

So far the race has been brutal and expensive. The district covers a diverse range of neighborhoods, from Sherman Oaks to North Hollywood over to Sunland-Tujunga. To see a map, click here (pdf).


There is also a fantastic blog that has been covering this race extensively. It is impartial and has all the news surrounding this post.

Click here to receive an absentee ballot for this race.

Hoping to be elected to this powerful seat, where councilors get paid more than US Members of Congress and have sweeping powers in this sprawling city, are two candidates, Christine Essel and Paul Krekorian.

Christine Essel is a resident of Studio City and began her career working for Paramount Pictures. Long involved in community work in Los Angeles, Essel has served as committee chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency as well as, most recently, a Los Angeles World Airports Commissioner.  Click here to visit her website.

Paul Krekorian is currently the Assistant Majority Leader in the California Assembly. First elected to the 43rd district seat in 2006, Krekorian is also an attorney, having owned his own firm, and served on the Burbank School Board. He won the most votes in the September Primary. Click here for his website.

To read more about this race and other political matters in California, check out Village to Village, a great blog on the subject.


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