“Fed up” residents in Los Angeles’s District 11 opted for a former Republican attorney, Traci Park, to represent the Westside, despite the incoming squad of progressive candidates winning in all other districts—5th, 13th, and 15th—in the Nov. 8 election.
Park, who is now a registered Democrat, defeated opponent civil rights attorney Erin Darling on Nov. 17 following Darling’s concession in the race to replace outgoing Councilman Mike Bonin—who decided not to seek reelection citing mental health issues. By Nov. 19, Park had 52.06 percent of the vote versus Darling’s 47.94 percent.
“I feel the weight of the responsibility of the monumental task I am about to undertake,” Park told The Epoch Times on Friday. “It’s a lot of competing emotions.”…
Source: The Epoch Times
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