Jose Huizar Leading in Los Angeles City District 14

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

One race that we have followed closely is the Los Angeles CD 14 contest between incumbent Jose Huizar and local businessman Rudy Martinez. This is a district where approximately 9,000 votes (in a district with about 93,000 registered voters) were cast just four years ago, and candidates could win this race with just 300-400 additional votes since so few votes are typically cast. As of 10:12   pm pacific, incumbent council member Jose Huizar has the lead of 888 votes or a nearly 20% margin over challenger Rudy Martinez.

While this is definitely an off year and a local election in a heavily Latino district, that so few votes have been counted in this populous district (4154) is kind of disturbing but also indicates that there is an opportunity to more heavily engage the thousands of seemingly non-participating voters. If simply showing up to vote is the minimal civic participation, a relatively few number of voters become the deciding factor in this district.

You can check the results for this race and other City of Los Angeles council districts and measures at this link.

The Pasadena Star News also has a short blurb about Jose Huizar being ahead right now. We will probably not have the final results until tomorrow.

UPDATED: Jose Huizar cruises to re-election with 65% of the vote.

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