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Now There Are Two. Here's The Candidates Competing To Replace Nury Martinez

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#112: On June 27, a special election will be held to choose the candidate who will replace former L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez.

You might remember that she resigned in the wake of a scandal last fall, having been caught making racist ands other ugly comments during a group conversation that was secretly recorded and made public.

Imelda Padilla and Marisa Alcaraz are both going after her seat in Council District 6, a 20-mile stretch of the city in the San Fernando Valley that includes neighborhoods like Sun Valley, Arleta, Van Nuys and Lake Balboa.

Padilla and Alcaraz were both raised in the area, with similar backgrounds, but they took different career paths. In this episode, we find out who these two are and why you should care about the outcome of this race, even if you don't live or vote in CD 6. 

Guest: Frank Stoltze, LAist Civics & Democracy Correspondent 

For more, read Frank's article:

The ‘Policy Nerd’ Vs. The Grassroots Organizer In LA City Council Race To Replace Nury Martinez

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