Thanks to LA Times City Hall reporter David Zahniser (your favorite), for not only mentioning that ZD qualified as candidate for Los Angeles City mayor, but felt so compelled as to add the, "But, yes,..." as though he had to break the news the whole city was waiting for. THANKS, Dave! (You should have seen the look of shock of David's face when he saw me at City Hall this week for the first time without my ski cap and sunglasses. It stopped him dead in his tracks. I think he was surprised how clean-cut and mayoral I looked...I HOPE!)
And you thought election season was over
9:15 AM, December 4, 2008
By 8:30 p.m. last night, election officials still had not finished reviewing petitions submitted by 17 candidates in races for school board, community college board, City Council and citywide offices. Would-be candidates who lack the required number of signatures will lose their chance to run.
Still, the election picture is now considerably clearer. Five candidates are in the race to replace City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo, who is being forced out by term limits. Six candidates are running for the Westside seat being vacated by Councilman Jack Weiss, who hopes to become city attorney.
Much more to come as the city clerk keeps reviewing signatures. But yes, "Zuma Dogg" -- a self-described community advocate who is typically the noisiest presence at City Council meetings -- qualified in his bid to run for mayor.
For more, go to the city clerk's website.
-- David Zahniser