Maybe Another CD14 Choice?
Such is the case in the 14th Council District where the two front runners Jose Huizar and Nick Pacheco are seeking to complete the unexpired term of Antonio Villaraigosa following his election as Mayor.
One of the other candidates on the ballot is Ruby De Vera. De Vera served as a staffer for former Council Members Richard Alatorre and Jackie Goldberg and currently works for Council Member Ed Reyes.
Ruby is a native of the Phillipines, but has lived in California since 1970. Prior to her government service Ruby worked in real estate development and insurance. She also has a long resume of community service and activism.
The big news about Ruby lately is that at a recent meeting of the Northeast Democratic Club is she outpolled Pacheco nearly 3 to 1 in a straw poll of member preference.
Ruby has an interesting platform of addressing traditional, red meat community issues. Interesting to note that given that one of her opponents is President of the Los Angeles Board of Education, she has picked up the endorsement of the past President of the Los Angeles Community College Board, Mona Field.
I know some of dum dums will blog away about your love for Huizar or Pacheco, but take a look at this interesting candidate. You can't say you don't have choices.