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ELECTION WATCH : Vacant council seat attracts a crowd

Jan 10, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Days after Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander stepped down to take a job with a sports and entertainment firm, more than a dozen candidates are lining up to fill the vacant seat.

As of last week, only a handful had actually filed paperwork with the city to raise money for a special election in June, with a likely runoff in August. But more than a dozen candidates say they plan to run -- and even more are likely to emerge in the coming weeks.

The winner will finish out Eng...