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Westside's Tina Hess Says It's 'Unimaginable' No Women Might Serve on City Council

Prosecutor Tina Hess is running for the Los Angeles City Council District 11 seat. Several other Los Angeles women vie for positions in city government.

District 11 City Council candidate Tina Hess is one of several women vying for seats in Los Angeles government heading into the March 5 nominating primary election. She chose to run for the Westside seat because she saw a huge void, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Responding to the newspaper's Feb. 27 article, the campaign of the Del Rey prosecutor added that in the last 100 years only 15 women have had say on the city council, with 12 of those coming after 1975.

"Women in Los Angeles deserve representation and a voice on city council," Hess told Patch. "In an international class city, as diverse as L.A., it's unimaginable that there could be no women on city council starting July 1. This takes women's equality back to the 1950s."

City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilwoman Jan Perry are waging battles to be L.A.'s next mayor. Women are also running in city council races in East Valley and west San Fernando Valley.

"While acknowledging that the lack of women candidates focused my attention on the race, it is my belief that I am the best qualified and best suited candidate that caused me to enter the race," Hess added.

Los Angeles City Council District 11 is made up of Venice, Brentwood, Westchester, Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Del Rey, Palms, Playa Vista and Marina del Rey.

Chewy March 02, 2013 at 05:54 AM
No Ja you voted for Bill Rosendahl you stupid fool.
Anonymous March 02, 2013 at 05:54 AM
Tina is the most qualified candidate. Mike Bonin simply cannot be a neutral and independent legislator -- his campaign is bankrolled by all of the unions.
Allan Mahoney March 03, 2013 at 06:59 AM
Voted for Hess
Spirit Of Venice March 04, 2013 at 04:53 PM
"You stupid fool"? Really? Sounds like something out of a bad Godzilla movie. - Hmmm..."Chewey"?...let me change that to a bad Star Wars movie. Here, Chewey, try this : ------------------------------ "Ja, I think you have been misled. I think Bonin isn't capable of his own ideas and evaluations but rather he is merely a puppet who will continue to implement Bill Rosendahl's agenda. I think that your voting for Rosendahl was a mistake". ----------------------------- Of course, I disagree with all of the above, but it would have been a little more intelligent and adult way to voice your opposition, don't you think?
neal bernard March 06, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Bonin is the ultimate company man. With garcetti as mayor and zine as controller, the half-jew, half-arab and half-competent will preside over the BK of LA.

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