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420 Advocate Running for LA Mayor
Following the Presidential Elections is another election in March. It won't draw as many people to the polls, but there will be some contested battles for city positions such as City Controller and the seat for Council District 5 (for those in West LA, parts of Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Encino). And while Mayor Villaraigosa has a stronghold when it comes to campaign fundraising, there are a group of other not-so-well funded residents vying for the position.
One of them is Temple 420 founder Craig X, who in a campaign fundraising e-mail to supporters this morning was described as "a Cannabis club owner, a staunch 420 advocate, and as he has stated in his book 9021GROW, he is passionate about legitimizing Medicinal Marijuana and all of it's uses." His plans if he becomes Mayor? "Craig plans to Synchronize traffic lights to reduce traffic, build a Desalinization Plant (ocean water filtration), reduce oil dependency by growing food locally, and these are just a few of the adjustments Craig will make as Mayor of Los Angeles." He says he will also reduce taxes, improve quality of life and "put conserve back into conservative."
As of the September 30th filing for campaign finances, X had raised $1,100.