The city of Los Angeles, California, is holding a nonpartisan special general election on August 13 for one of the 15 seats on the city council. John Lee and Loraine Lundquist are facing off after advancing from a pool of 15 candidates in the special primary on June 4.
The vacancy on the city council occurred when District 12 representative Mitchell Englander stepped down on December 31, 2018, to work for a sports and entertainment firm.
Lundquist received 19.7% of the vote in the primary, while Lee came in second with 18.7%. Lee was endorsed by the L.A. Jobs PAC, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Lundquist was endorsed by The Los Angeles Times and a number of Democratic Party clubs.
Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second-largest city in the U.S. by population.