INGLEWOOD – The list of challengers to fill a vacant Assembly seat continues to take shape with the offices former District Director entering the race to succeed Autumn Burke.
Tina McKinnor a long-time democrat, was one of the driving forces behind Burke’s election to the Assembly. She did this after being asked to “step aside” for Autumn.
That really pissed off Betty Pleasant.
It pissed her off because she didn’t believe Burke cared about the job. She was just looking for one.
The whispers grew loud when it was alleged Burke couldn’t carry crucial legislation on behalf of Inglewood. Sydney Kamlager had to.
The entire Inglewood City Council, and Burke have endorsed the mayor of Lawndale, Robert Pullen-Miles, for her seat. Robert assumed the role Tina held in Burke’s office before they fell out.
Tina announced her decision last night through a video on her social media page.
In addition to Tina and Robert, Hawthorne Councilwoman Angie Reyes-English has also declared her intentions to run for the seat.
The race will begin with a primary April 5, followed by a runoff if no candidate receives a majority.
The runoff would take place during the June 7 statewide primary.