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Curren Price joins list of state legislators seeking LA City Council seats

Curren Price

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State Sen. Curren Price is the latest Sacramento lawmaker to run for the Los Angeles City Council.

A state senator who earlier this year got into a public argument with Councilman Bernard Parks over redistricting will run for the Los Angeles City Council.

Curren Price will run for the Ninth District seat currently held by Councilwoman Jan Perry. He has two years left in his State Senate term. If he wins the City Council race, it would force a special election to fill his senate seat.

Price joins a crowded field for Perry's seat. Among the 14 candidates are:

  • Ana Cubas, former chief of staff to Councilman Jose Huizar
  • David Roberts, appointee to the Redistricting Commission
  • Mike Davis, state Assemblyman (being termed out)
  • Terry Hara, deputy chief, LAPD 

Price announced his candidacy on Facebook, writing: “I am running for this office to offer leadership by calling for a new level of collaboration among public and private sector resources.”

“I’m adopting the phrase, the ‘New 9th,’ to signal a new level of commitment and enthusiasm to engage residents and community-based institutions to work together to improve the quality of life for all residents in the New 9th.”