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Paul Krekorian Officially Enters Race for Council District 2

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It's pretty much been known for months, but today Assemblymember Paul Krekorian announced his campaign for Los Angeles Council District 2, which crosses the Valley from Sherman Oaks to North Hollywood to a handful of Northeast Valley neighborhoods like Shadow Hills and Tujunga. Currently, Krekorian represents the 43rd Assembly District, which covers Burbank, Glendale and portions of LA including Valley Village, Valley Glen, Toluca Lake, Atwater Village, Silver Lake and Los Feliz.

“Working together, with so many community activists and leaders of our neighborhood, we can change this city and make the Valley even better,” said Krekorian in Valley Glen, surrounded by dozens of supporters, today. “Undoubtedly, we are going through a difficult period right now, but I’ve faced difficult problems and will use my years of experience to help the Valley once again achieve greatness."

Krekorian joins a handful of other candidates including Paramount Pictures VP Chris Essel, medical marijuana business owner Frank Sheftel, community organizer Pete Sanchez, neighborhood councilmembers Mary Benson and Michael McCue, county commissioner Jozef "Joe" Thomas Essavi and Laurette Healey, who is leading the effort to annex a portion of Van Nuys into Sherman Oaks.

The election will take place on September 22 and if no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a run-off will take place in December. LAist plans on interviewing each of the candidates. If you have any questions that all of them should be asked, leave them in the comments section below.