If a runoff for the vacant CD15 City Council seat were to materialize between LAFD Firefighters Union Leader (on leave) Pat McOsker and LAPD Senior Lead Officer Joe Buscaino, could the definitive question whether to chose one over the other, could come down to "why did you leave San Pedro Pat?" And judging from their respective campaign websites, advantage goes to Buscaino.
Lets state for the record, that the McOsker Family has long distinguish ties to the San Pedro Community with two generations serving the city as LAFD firefighters, but as Diane Chapman's piece in City Watch notes
, the issue of residency is one that may haunt McOsker's quest to become CD 15's councilperson;
Like two other candidates, one issue haunting McOsker is that he had to return to the district to run. He moved with his wife, Carla, from Redondo Beach to the Vue apartments downtown San Pedro. Svorinich and candidate Gordon Teuber, a former Hahn aide, moved from the Palos Verdes Peninsula back to San Pedro. To run, candidates have to live in the council district which serves Wilmington, San Pedro, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway as well as Watts.
But rest assure as McOsker added, that he “missed San Pedro everyday of his life” and wouldn’t have moved to Redondo, but his wife’s family also had lived for years in the beach city and “I had to respect that.”
....... and the likes of my "brothers and sisters" of an extended city union family, wanted me to return home to serve their respective Special Interests.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: CD 15 Special election, Joe Buscaino, Pat McOsker