LA's District 14 Council Seat Could Stay In The Huizar Family

City Councilman José Huizar with his wife, Richelle Huizar, who has announced her candidacy for the District 14 seat. (Via Twitter)

The Los Angeles City Council election is little more than two years off, but that didn't stop Richelle Huizar from announcing her intent to run in 2020. Huizar tweeted Thursday that she'll be running to represent District 14, which covers communities including Boyle Heights, downtown L.A., El Sereno and Eagle Rock.

If that last name sounds familiar, it's because her husband, José Huizar, is the district's current council member. He was elected back in 2005 and will be termed out in two years.

There are 15 seats on the City Council, and all but two of them are held by men.

Notably, José Huizar is among two sitting council members who've been involved in sexual harassment settlements in recent years. In Oct. 2013, his former deputy chief of staff sued him for sexual harassment and retaliation. Huizar then admitted to having an affair with the woman.

The Los Angeles Times reported his case was settled privately back in 2014.

Richelle Huizar currently serves on the city's Commission on the Status of Women.


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