LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Clerk notified valley community leader and non-profit housing director Marco Santana that he has officially qualified to be placed on the April 4th special election ballot to fill the Los Angeles City Council seat left vacant with the resignation of Council President Nury Martinez.
“I’d like to once again thank those who have supported my campaign for City Council by placing me on the ballot with their signatures,” said Santana. “As I’ve said before, the Valley has a special place in my heart as it’s always been my home. However, in recent years it feels as if we’ve been forgotten at City Hall – I’m running to change that and to be part of the solution in addressing our city’s largest challenges.”
Santana was the first to announce his intentions to run for the district seat.
In order to qualify to be placed on the ballot, a candidate must collect and submit at least 500 signatures from registered voters in the District which must then be verified by the Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office.
Candidates have until Jan 4. at 5 pm to turn in signatures for verification in order to qualify for the Apr. 4 special election.
Source: Press Release
2UrbanGirls contributed to this report.