Letters to the Editor: Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León have done grave racial harm to L.A. County by running as Republicans, and now they’re going to have to pay the price for their misdeeds.
The people who run L.A. County are, for most of our lives, citizens. There’s no evidence to support the belief that they were born-and-bred conservatives. The only evidence supporting that belief is this race-baiting, voter ID scheme.
As a former Democrat who voted for the last twice-elected Democrat mayor of this city, I have to disagree with the contention that the Democrats are not serious about this election or the other seven they are running. I voted for Nury Martinez four times, but he has proven himself to be one of the most despicable politicians in the U.S. I voted for the last four Democratic mayors of this city.
Why would I not vote for Nury Martinez or Gil Cedillo because the two are Republicans?
I am now being told by both myself and the L.A. Times that there is a “fractured psyche” in L.A. County.
What a great word! I wish it were true.
I am sick of being told that this election is a choice between two “sides”. No one person can side with “side” without being “on”. There is no “side”. There is one “side” but many sides and many different personalities and ideologies. The truth is that this is a multi-partisan community-based government that depends on all of us to support it.
If we keep electing candidates who are not serious about this election, then we will never get serious about it and L.A. County will never change.
Election Day, June 3rd is quickly approaching, and one of the most interesting races will be the one for Mayor of Los Angeles.
In 2011, Nury Martinez made