Tuesday was the last day of filing for write-in candidates, and five people paid the $300 fee to be included in the vote count. Here are the candidates and the seats they are seeking:
Gary Passi, proprietor and political scientist, mayor; Jack McGrath, politician, 5th Council District; Albert James Davis, business representative, 9th Council District; Pauline Clay, businesswoman, 9th Council District, and Cliff McClain, community development consultant, 15th Council District.
CITY COUNCIL RACES
Councilwoman Joy Picus of the 3rd District has received the endorsements of state Sens. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) and Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana); Assemblyman Terry B. Friedman (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles County Supervisors Kenneth Hahn and Ed Edelman.
Councilman Marvin Braude, who led the battle to stop the Pacific Palisades oil drilling project, signed about 800 letters to supporters of Proposition 0, the anti-drilling initiative approved last year, urging them to contribute to Joy Picus’ reelection campaign in the San Fernando Valley’s 3rd District. The letter was paid for by Picus and described her as “our steadfast supporter in the long, grueling battle to prevent Occidental Oil drilling along Pacific Coast Highway.”
Peter Ireland, deputy to county Supervisor Dean Dana and a 3rd District candidate, will hold a $25-a-person fund-raising buffet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Todd’s restaurant, 5371 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Special guest will be Ireland’s father, actor John Ireland.
Laura Lake, a neighborhood environmental activist and 5th District candidate, will have a press conference at 9 a.m. today at City Hall outside Room 318.
Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky and presidents of homeowners associations from the 5th District will endorse Proposition 2, a $176-million bond issue for improved police facilities, at a 9:30 a.m. news conference today at the West Los Angeles Police Station, 1662 Butler Ave.