Mark Ryavec, Venice resident and president of the Venice Stakeholders Association, is looking to take Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's seat representing Council District 11, Ryavec announced on Monday.
Rosendahl was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and announced on Oct. 8 that he would not be seeking re-election in March 2013.
Ryavec is a former legislative analyst for the City Council and chief deputy tax assessor for Los Angeles County. Given that background, Ryavec said in a press release, he'll be running on a platform which will return the city's focus to traditional municipal services like street repaving, fixing sidewalks, tree trimming, putting rangers back into parks and keeping libraries open.
Ryavec also said that he'd fight over-development and coastal drilling, invoking the policies of former L.A. Councilman Marvin Braude.
Other CD 11 candidates include Rosendahl's top advisor, Mike Bonin; former science teacher Odysseus Bostick and Frederick Sutton.
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