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93-year-old activist loses council bid in Hawthorne

November 9, 2011 | 12:35 am

A 93-year-old activist on Tuesday lost her bid for a seat on the Hawthorne City Council.

Frances Stiglich finished seventh in a field of nine candidates, but she said she was not discouraged. "I've got other things to do, I've got a lot of living to do," said Stiglich as she watched the election results come in with her son Joe and supporters at the Ayres hotel in Hawthorne.

Stiglich attended the victory party of Danny Juarez, who was elected mayor Tuesday.

The council seats were won by school board member Nilo Michelin and retired prosecutor Olivia Valentine.

-- Jean Merl