AIDS activist Michael Weinstein has declared his candidacy for the Los Angeles City Council in the 13th District, where the incumbent, Michael Woo, is giving up the seat to run for mayor.
Weinstein, 40, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, pledged to "take back our city from developers, corrupt and inept politicians and bureaucrats, and the cynics and doomsayers." He pledged to refuse campaign contributions from developers, push for term limits for city officials and strip top bureaucrats of civil service protection.
Other candidates include former school board President Jackie Goldberg, City Council aide Tom LaBonge, Venus DeMilo, Elizabeth Michael, Conrado Terrazas, Sal Genovese and Nina Aguayo Sorkin. Filing of papers does not begin until January.