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Assemblyman Paul Krekorian for Council District 2?

Paul Krekorian
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Now with Wendy Gruel heading to the City Controller Office on July 1st, her seat will be soon vacant leading to a possible campaign if a special election is approved by City Council (and it's likely to go that way instead of an appointment). Tomorrow is the last day to submit proof of residence and voter registration within Council District 2, which stretches from Sherman Oaks and Studio City through North Hollywood into the Northeast Valley neighborhoods of Shadow Hills, Sunlund and Tujunga (see a PDF map here). It's now known that Assemblyman Paul Krekorian of Burbank (he also represents areas over the hill like Silver Lake) has rented an apartment in Valley Glen as he considers making a run for City Council.

All in all, this is looking like it could be a great race with other possible contenders being Street Services director Bill Robertson, city attorney and LAUSD board member Tamar Galatzan, council field deputy Joan Pelico and a number of community members. If the Special Election does happen, it will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 and the Runoff (if one is required) would be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009.