You cannot complain about issues in your town, if you aren't voting in this election.You are the voice of SoCal and the way you get your voice heard is by voting. The best way to make change and chose the candidate that agrees with your views and values is by educating yourself on the candidates and the policies they are passionate about. Daily News created a list. Check them out for more information.
Below is a snapshot of each candidate and what they say are their top issues.
Isaac Kim, 34, lives in Van Nuys. His priorities include regaining the community’s trust in government, redefining the role of a councilmember “to get the small things done right” and restoring the health and well-being of residents in District 6 and citywide. His website is isaacforthevalley.com.
Imelda Padilla, 35, lives in Sun Valley and is a community engagement manager. Padilla’s top issues include homelessness, public safety and local infrastructure and economic development. Her website is imeldapadilla.com.
Rose Grigoryan, 37, lives in North Hollywood and owns a business specializing in marketing and investments. Her priorities are to provide affordable housing, prevent and reduce crime, and to support small businesses. Her website is rose4la.com.
Marisa Alcaraz, 38, lives in Lake Balboa. She’s the environmental policy director and deputy chief of staff to City Councilmember Curren Price. Her priorities are to address the homelessness and affordable housing crises; promote social, economic and environmental equity and justice; and to restore the public’s trust in government. Her website is MarisaForLA.com.
Antoinette Scully, 38, lives in Lake Balboa. She wants to address the homelessness crisis and repeal 41.18, the city’s anti-camping ordinance; expand public transit and its accessibility; and address climate justice issues. Her website is antoinetteforla.com.
Douglas Sierra, 37, lives in Sun Valley and is a management consultant. He wants to address the housing affordability and homelessness crises, invest in public transportation and infrastructure, and promote economic growth. His website is votedouglas.com.
Marco Santana, 32, lives in Van Nuys and is the director of engagement and regional coordinator for LA Family Housing. His priorities include addressing homelessness, investing in businesses and public transit, and making government reforms. His website is MarcoForLA.com.