A recent article in the Los Angeles Times highlights the importance of maintaining strong connections with your state legislators. We have all heard the stories of Assembly Members and Senators, who term out and move on to higher office. It always seems a bit of a surprise when they return back to local office, but this is a growing trend with our current state Senate and Assembly Members.
According to the August 5th LA Times article, “Sacramento becomes a steppingstone to L.A. City Hall” term limits have had the unintended outcome of encouraging more Senators and Assembly Members to return to local office. There are four current Assembly Members running for Los Angeles city council; Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield is the most recent to throw his hat into the ring, running for a West San Fernando Valley seat. Other Assembly Members are Mike Davis, Felipe Fuentes, and Gil Cedillo. All these Assembly Members are facing the end of their term in the Assembly, as a result of term limits. Read More