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Candidates vie for District 10 seat

Heather Hutt

Who will represent the area?

Many positions within the government on a state and federal level are up for grabs, and candidates are putting their names in the basket as campaign season has kicked off in full effect. One of the positions on the ballot this year is to select among the candidates for Los Angeles City Council District 10.  Among the candidates seeking to replace incumbent councilwoman Heather Hutt are Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (59th District), Pastor Eddie Anderson, former LA City Commissioner Grace Yoo and community activist Aura Vasquez.

Heather Hutt was appointed to the District 10 seat in April 2023. In 2022 she ran for the 54th Assembly District following Sydney Kamlager-Dove’s election to the state senate. It was that year she was appointed by former City Councilman Herb Wesson (10th District) to serve as his chief of staff. 

Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer was elected to the state legislature in 2012, and reelected in 2014 and again in 2016. Jones-Sawyer is a past chairman of the California Legislative Black Caucus and earlier served as president of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

Pastor Eddie Anderson is the Senior Pastor of McCarty Memorial Christian Church in West Adams. He is a veteran community organizer with LA Voice, a multi-racial, multi-faith non-profit organization dedicated to equity and abundance for all.  Anderson co-founded the Partnership for Growth LA, a pioneering Black and Jewish Community Development Corporation aimed at improving quality of life and offering economic empowerment for underserved residents in our community.

Grace Yoo is a community advocate, attorney, and former Los Angeles commissioner. Yoo has  spent 30 years fighting for local communities, working families, and those whose voices have been ignored. Yoo is running for city council to address the homeless crisis and the rise in crime in Los Angeles.  She has served on a number of task forces for organizations such as the Sierra Club, the L.A. County Democratic Party, and United Neighborhoods for LA.  

Aura Vazquez is a Columbia immigrant who moved to the United States at 11 with her parents. Vasquez is a community leader whose work began as a child when her father, Jorge, took her to town hall and community meetings. In 2008, after being inspired by President Obama's grassroots campaign, Vazauez moved to Los Angeles, where she became a community organizer for the Orange County Congregation Community Organization. She is a former secretary for the PICO Neighborhood Council.