In politics, as in war and sports, offense is the best defense—and the latest practitioner of the age-old art is Councilmember José Huizar.
It hasn’t even been a week since Huizar’s former deputy of chief of staff Francine Godoy sued him for alleged sexual harassment, prompting the East L.A. native to admit that he did have an affair with her but that it wasn’t illicit and that Godoy’s allegations of harassment are “absolutely false and malicious.”
But instead of hiding in the shadows, as some might expect the councilmember to do, Huizar is coming out into the open—literally into the public sphere.
On Tuesday, Huizar is scheduled to launch his 2015 reelection campaign for Council District 14, which he has represented since 2005 and which includes much of Northeast L.A. and most of Downtown. If reelected, this will be Huizar's last and final term on the city council because of term limits.
According to Southern California Public Radio blogger Alice Walton, Huizar will begin his campaign with a fundraiser in downtown L.A. Tuesday that will be attended by Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson.
A graphic included in Walton’s blog post (see attached image) indicates that the fundraiser is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Exchange Los Angeles, a nightclub on 618 S. Spring St.
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