As the City of Los Angeles primary is around the corner, March 3rd to be exact, I am receiving more notifications about upcoming candidate forums for both city council and school board seats. The most active races, in the public’s eye, are council districts 8 and 14. Marqueece Harris-Dawson vs. Everyone and Jose Huizar vs. Gloria Molina. I was wondering why so little discussion on council district 10.
It was no surprise that Grace Yoo entered to run against council President Herb Wesson, who has a long history of holding elected office from the local to the state level. He is the former chief of staff to former supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke.
These two have come to blows over the years due to redistricting, which ripped the Asian community into being divided between CD10 and CD13, Eric Garcetti’s former stomping ground.
Related article: Wesson denies newly drawn council districts are payback http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/17/local/la-me-city-redistricting-20120217
Korean residents charge that they were purposely split to reduce voting power, while the councilman vehemently denies it. The L.A. Times alluded to that not being the case and a video of the councilman addressing the matter is also available.
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