Richelle Huizar to run for L.A. City Council in 2020


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The Los Angeles City Council elections are a ways off, but candidates are already lining up to compete in 2020. 

Richelle Huizar announced that she’ll be running for the 14th City Council district that covers communities like El Sereno and Eagle Rock.

If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because her husband —Jose Huizar — is the district’s current council member. He was elected back in 2005 and will be termed out in two years.

The city council’s 15 members are mostly men – there are only two female members, Nury Martinez and Monica Rodriguez.

Notably, Jose Huizar is among two sitting council members who’ve been involved in sexual harassment settlements in recent years. The Los Angeles Times reported his case was settled privately back in 2014.

Richelle Huizar currently serves on the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women.