Even if you are not running in Saturday’s neighborhood council elections, you probably know someone who is since there are more than 200 candidates running for office in eight neighborhood councils stretching from Eagle Rock and Highland Park to Boyle Heights and El Sereno. The candidates range from middle school teachers and grandmothers to lawyers and an American Apparel executive. The job of president is up for grabs in the Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Lincoln Heights races. In Eagle Rock, the slate of candidates includes activists who opposed the city’s recently abandoned ban on marijuana stores, a hot topic in a neighborhood where many pot shops have opened in recent years.
Click on the link below for information about the Oct. 13 neighborhood council elections, candidates and polling locations.