L.A. CITY HALL: Rick Orlov TIPOFF, possible Ana Guerrero candidacy in 2015, Los Angeles City Council, CD 14 seat (vs. Jose Huizar)....
* Daily News (Rick Orlov TIPOFF):
The next round of City Council elections is not until 2015, but there is already talk of a top aide to Mayor Eric Garcetti looking to run for a City Council seat. Ana Guerrero, chief of staff to Garcetti, is said to be looking to move into the 14th Council District for a possible go against Councilman Jose Huizar.
Guerrero has been making the political rounds lately. Last week, she and Councilwoman Nury Martinez were honored by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, with the mayor himself presenting the award. Guerrero, a longtime community organizer until she went to work for Garcetti when he was on the City Council, is not divulging any of her future plans.
“Right now, Ana is fully engaged in her role as Mayor Eric Garcetti’s chief of staff,” spokesman Jeff Millman said. “She has worked closely with communities of the 14th District inside and outside government for many years. The filing deadline for the race is a year away.”
As for whether Garcetti will ask her to leave her job if she officially gets in the race, Millman said no decision has been made on that aspect...........