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City Council Campaigns Come to Larchmont

Volunteers for the CD4 Candidates greeted visitors to the Sunday Larchmont Farmers Market yesterday

Labor Day is the traditional start of campaigning for the November election. While the national news media is focused on the presidential election this November, it’s our job in the local news to make sure you are aware of the important local races that deserve your attention. Specifically, the CD4 City Council run-off race, in which current Councilmember David Ryu is running for re-election against newcomer challenger Nithya Raman, who beat out hopeful Sarah Kate Levy in the March primary.

In the next two weeks, LA County voting officials are set to mail some 4 million absentee ballots to local residents, so it’s timely that visitors to the Sunday Larchmont Farmers Market found representatives there yesterday from both campaigns.

Moira Kelly and Helen Eigenberg, local activists from the grassroots action group Hang Out Do Good were working the table for Councilmember Ryu.

Volunteers from Ryu’s re-election campaign were at one end of the market and volunteers from challenger Raman were stationed at the other end. Seasoned local activists Moira Kelly and Helen Eigenberg were staffing the Ryu table, both are active with the Windsor Square grassroots action group, Hang Out Do Good, formed in 2016.

Chira Zangari, Zoe Zoldan, Maria Thomas and Simona Zangari were working the table for Nithya Raman.

On the other end of the market, Larchmont Village resident Zoe Zoldan and her friends Maria Thomas, Chira and Simona Zangari were working the table for Nithya Raman. Zoldan told the Buzz she got involved in Raman’s campaign because she wanted to see change at City Hall, a familiar theme of Raman’s campaign.

If you’re still considering who to vote for on November 3, this is the time to jump in and start learning about the candidates.  We’re pretty sure their representatives will be quite visible in the neighborhood for the next few weeks!


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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  1. Just an fyi, if anyone’s interested:

    Join us Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00pm for the second installment of the GWNC’s Civics 101 Town Hall Series where we talk with Nicholas Greif, Chief of Staff to Councilmember David Ryu (CD4) about what council members actually do.

    CONNECT BY PHONE: dial (669) 900-6833 or (877) 853-5257 (toll-free), enter webinar ID 988 9720 7285, then press #.

    Whether you’re new to the city or a lifelong resident who simply wants to know more about how your local government works, we’ll hope you’ll join us! If you have questions about City Council or suggestions for future Civics 101 topics, email [email protected]


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