Kevin de León at Politicon 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)
A disgraced Los Angeles city councilman who was caught up in a racism scandal and left President Joe Biden on read is running for re-election, NBC News reports.
Now, said in a statement, de León said he’s ready to be re-elected. He claims he’s made “unprecedented strides” in his district, including parts of downtown Los Angeles. He has been focusing on solving the city’s homeless crisis and the revitalization of his district’s parks and public spaces.
In fact, de León says loyal voters will keep him in power.
“When a lot of people that I called my friends and allies turned away from me, my constituents had my back,” de León said, according to Politico. “I understood in a deeper way the relationship that I had with my community and how that motivates and drives me. That’s why I’m still here. And that’s why I’m running.”
State Assemblyman Miguel Santiago released a statement, calling for his opponent not to run again.
“Enough is enough,” Santiago said. “While he has been consumed with scandal, he has failed his district. … The people want change.”
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Source: Black Enterprise