One candidate running for election in Los Angeles City Council District 7 is a stuntman. Another owns a bar.
Some contenders have raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. Others have raised nothing. At a recent forum, two candidates wore cowboy boots, while others sported suits.
The contrasts reflect the diversity of the working-class district and the eclectic field of 20 candidates running for its open seat in the March 7 primary.
All the contenders gathered on a recent Saturday in the cavernous but sparsely filled All Nations Community Church auditorium in Lakeview Terrace. At first, they barely fit on the...