It looks like State Assemblyman Paul Krekorian could not resist the allure of a larger paycheck and has apparently decided to carpetbag over into the Los Angeles City Council race in District 2. He decided not to let the fact that he lives in Burbank be any obstacle to his ambitions. This will come as distressing news to Villaraigosa show-pony Chris Essel, who , according to some, had already called the moving trucks in anticipation of her big victory in the September election.
Frank Sheftel is the local businessman who is running and claiming to be the only local talent in the race.
While Krekorian and Essel will spend big money on their campaigns, Sheftel has been doing the physical legwork necessary for a successful campaign. He and Essel spoke at the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association meeting tonight. One of the other probable candidates, Jozef Essavi, looks to capitalize on his name recognition from having recently been in a spirited election race for the L.A. Community College Board of Trustees.
It now appears that Kenny Gerston will not be running for the position, and it is believed that Joan Pelico will also decline to enter the race. Still unclear are the intentions of Former Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez and media personality David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg.