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Sun Jun 18, 2023, 12:14 AM Jun 2023

LOS ANGELES: Will charges against Curren Price shake up the Valley council race?

Distrust of Los Angeles City Hall was a major theme in the June 27 special election to fill the former seat held by City Council President Nury Martinez even before City Councilmember Curren Price was charged with 10 criminal counts this week.

Now, the question is how much the allegations against Price will hurt the campaign of his deputy chief of staff, Marisa Alcaraz, one of the two candidates running in this month’s special election for the San Fernando Valley seat. Price has been a public supporter of her campaign and the two are closely tied since she’s championed many of his biggest policy initiatives.

Price was charged Tuesday with embezzlement, perjury and conflict of interest related to votes that he took on development projects and medical benefits his wife received from the city.

Price spokesperson Angelina Valencia-Dumarot said the council member looks forward to defending himself and is a “long-standing public servant who has given his life to the city of Los Angeles.”


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