April 17, 2023
Bulletin 15 – 23


City Council Candidate Endorsement Interviews
April 26, 2023 at 1300 hours

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112
1571 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Last year, Nury Martinez resigned from her position as the Councilmember from City Council District 6 which includes the communities of Van Nuys, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, and more. In order to fill this vacancy on the LA City Council, there was a Special Election for Council District 6 on April 4th. Those election results have now been confirmed and the top two finishers are:

Imelda Padilla (25.65%)
Marisa Alcaraz (21.13%)

Since neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the Primary election, there is now a runoff election that will take place on June 27, 2023.

UFLAC interviewed all candidates for this Special Election back in February. After a healthy discussion with the Executive Board and all members in good standing who were present, we decided to not make an endorsement at that time.

Now that the final two candidates have been determined, we have invited both of them back to speak with UFLAC, answer questions, and discuss their vision for the LAFD, UFLAC members, and City Council District 6 in order to earn a potential UFLAC endorsement for the upcoming runoff election.

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and participate in the discussion and vote for a possible endorsement.

Here is the schedule:

1300   Marisa Alcaraz
1400   Imelda Padilla
1500   UFLAC Member Discussion & Possible Endorsement Vote
1530   Adjournment

Executive Board – United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112