Two more candidates – a real estate agent and community activist from Atwater Village and an attorney and activist from Echo Park – have filed paperwork indicating their intention to run in the Council District 13 election in 2013. Rueben Martinez of Atwater and Josh Post of Echo Park are now among the four candidates seeking to replace Councilman Eric Garcetti, the Silver lake resident whose is termed out of office and is now running for mayor. The two other candidates for Council District 13 – which includes Echo Park and Silver Lake as well as Atwater Village and Glassell Park – are Silver Lake activist Scott Crawford and Mitch O’Farrell, a Glassell Park resident and senior adviser to Councilman Garcetti.
Martinez is a real estate agent for Keller Williams and is also a representative on the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council.
Post, according to his Facebook page, is a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice, and has been involved in efforts to improve the Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park.
Meanwhile, in Council District 1, where Councilman Ed Reyes is termed out, three candidates have officially launched campaigns: Council District 1 chief of staff Jose Gardea; State Assemblyman Gil Cedillo; and Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council board member William Morrison. Council District 1 includes portions of Echo Park, Lincoln Heights and Highland Park.