Poll: Alarcon May Be Vulnerable
"This poll confirms what voters have been telling me for months: our community deserves a councilmember who will work on their behalf to secure the Valley's fair share," Rodriguez said. "We don't need a career politician who is running for his fourth office in four years."
The poll hints that 7th Council District voters may be looking for change. A majority of those surveyed prefer a "fresh face" (54%) over a "familiar face" (29%). Furthermore, 48% of voters feel Alarcon's candidacy is motivated by the higher salary he would potentially receive as a council member.
Rodriguez, a lifelong resident of the Northeast San Fernando Valley, administers the California Association of Realtors workforce housing trust fund and previously worked as Community Affairs Manager for Mayor Richard Riordan and Chief Deputy to School Board President Caprice Young.
The 7th City Council District includes the communities of Sylmar, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, and Panorama City.