Breaking News? Cindy Montanez first Prop R Casualty?
It appears we were duped. Those that felt so strongly before the election that Prop R was "Not Proper" have changed their tune. "The voters have spoken" Jason Lyon wrote on his blog, "am I glad this is over."
We were counting on you Jason to have the same feelings about Prop R after the election as you did before, and not cut and run at the first sign of defeat.
The first casualty of Prop R may be Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez who is running for Alex Padilla's vacating seat in CD 7. Why does this affect Cindy? Because with the term limit extension formerly termed out and moved on Council Members may now run for office again.
Enter Richard Alarcon.
Alarcon, who won Cindy's vacated Assembly seat just over a week ago is rumored to be considering running for City Council. The nearly $180,000 a year salary may be too tempting for Alarcon to stay in the Assembly for 6 years. Besides, he would get to serve 6 years instead of 4 and get a free run at Mayor in the process.
If he doesn't mind throwing Cindy under the bus. Don't feel bad Cindy, there is a lot of that going around these days.
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