LA City Council District 4 candidates, Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu kicked off their respective campaigns this last weekend with events to thank volunteers and build enthusiasm for the second phase of the campaign to win the CD4 seat.
Ramsay’s headquarters on Melrose Avenue, overflowed with volunteers eating barbecue from Bludso’s on La Brea, were welcomed by Fred Mariscal, former primary opponent who endorsed Ramsay.
“It was a no-brainer to endorse Carolyn,” said Mariscal. “I have worked with her for the past five years. She really knows the issues and will hit the ground running.”
“This is our official kick off of the run-off campaign,” said Carolyn Ramsay. “We are going to continue to run a community-based campaign but we are up against a well-funded candidate who is getting support from outside the district so we really need to rally the neighborhoods.”
Pleased and relieved to be officially in the run-off, David Ryu told the Buzz they hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon at their campaign office.
“We are just going to keep going, knocking on doors and listening to residents,” said Ryu.
Both Ramsay and Ryu see their biggest challenge as getting people out to vote on May 19.
Late Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office released the official results placing Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu in the May 19 run-off. When all the votes were finally counting Carolyn Ramsay’s lead was just 85 votes ahead of David Ryu who gathered a 207 vote lead over Tomas O’Grady.
The super close vote counts confirm that every vote makes a difference. Both campaigns will be working hard to get their supporters to the polls on May 19.
Monday, May 4th is the last day to register to vote in the May 19th run-off. Visit the LA City Clerk’s website for more information at www.clerck.lacity.org.