64th Assembly District updates


While attending the campaign victory party for Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, I was introduced to movie producer, Scott Budnick.  As we conversed with newly elected mayor of Hawthorne, Chris Brown, the conversation shifted to the upcoming election to replace Isadore Hall.

We discussed the usual suspects:  Micah Ali, Mike Gipson and Steve Neal, but Scott wanted to discuss Prophet Walker.  Scott shared I would be pleasantly surprised by his story.  Quite frankly, I am blown away.

Prophet is a young black professional.  He is an engineer, single father to a daughter and happens to be an ex-convict.

Having been arrested as a teen, and charged as an adult, he was sentenced to prison, where his road to redemption began.  He began to take his studies seriously and upon release, graduated from Loyola Marymount University.  I recall Bo Kimble telling me how difficult it is attending the Jesuit school.

His story is very inspiring to others facing similar situations of having to overcome the obstacle of having a conviction on his record while he attempts to turn his life around.  Sounds like the making of movie on his life.

On his website Prophet proudly announces he has out fundraised his competitors, as of last reporting, and also claims Micah Ali has raised funds he can’t use during this cycle.

Reached for comment, Micah Ali responded “…this is simply not true, I have more than enough cash on hand…”.

Can our candidates in the race for the 62nd district make the same declaration?  Stay tuned…

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About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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