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Huizar's chief of staff files papers to run for L.A. City Council

May 18, 2012 |  6:23 pm

The chief of staff to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar filed papers Friday to run for City Council in the district now represented by Councilwoman Jan Perry.

Ana Cubas, who earns nearly $147,000 annually as Huizar’s top aide, filed documents with the Ethics Commission seeking to raise money for the campaign leading up to the March 2013 election. Perry’s 9th District covers part of South Los Angeles.

Perry, a candidate for Los Angeles mayor, was elected in 2001 and must leave the council because of term limits.

Huizar’s district is being redrawn to take in sections of downtown that had been represented by Perry, including Little Tokyo, the Civic Center and the financial district. The final vote on those boundaries is expected later this month.

Eight others have already signaled their intention to run for the seat, including Assemblyman Mike Davis  (D-Los Angeles).


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