The horses are in the gates........
.................but there’s still 4 years till the running
Two cable television gurus are already rumored to be in pursuit of a seat on the Los Angeles City Council. Deane Leavenworth, V.P. of Government and Media relations for Time Warner Cable, and Coby King, attorney and known host of “Local Edition,” on Adelphia cable, are both said to be publicly laying out plans to run for the Third Council District seat when it becomes vacated by Dennis Zine in 4 years – yes in FOUR YEARS.
Leavenworth is tight with both Zine and was a former staffer to Controller Laura Chick – endorsements that could prove to be very important.
King is the head of appropriately named “Coby King Communications,” and has a long track record as an attorney and as an activist for the Los Angeles Democratic Party in addition to his personal ties to former Mayor Riordan, former Councilwoman Ruth Galanter and Congressman Brad Sherman.
Let’s hope that King is saner than the folks over at Adelphia, who have posted the most ridiculous web poll (topic Gray Davis) that I have seen in a really long time. It makes me hope that the Time Warner folks move in soon, real soon.