With last week’s not so surprising announcement of Yvonne Arceneaux’s retirement, from the Compton city council, speculation mounts as to whether a costly special election will be held or will someone be appointed to her seat. 2 Urban Girls has identified two potential up and comers, who are worthy of consideration.
Tomas Carlos is a long time resident of the 3rd district. He attends mostly all of the city council meetings and is well versed in issues plaguing those in the Richland Farms area. Parking issues, illegal dumping and educating street vendors on business decorum, are hot button issues. Carlos has been on the front line for years.
On the other hand, Byron “BJ” Abron is a young lawyer from Compton, and is no stranger to the community. He was born and raised in the 3rd district and graduated from Cal State Long Beach and Southwestern Law School. He has worked with local youth empowerment programs and is gaining visibility as a potential candidate
2 Urban Girls looks forward to seeing what action the council takes by the February 2016 deadline.
Robert Ray has already filed papers to run for the 3rd district in 2017. He is a former volunteer with the LA County Sheriff, LGBT advocate and member of the Compton Task Force addressing crime and gangs. He is a regular fixture at city council meetings. Our apologies for the omission.