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Where are the women in San Pedro?


Camilla, fit and ready.

There is a persistent theme among the opportunists who immediately jumped at a chance to replace Councilwoman Janice Hahn in District 15: they are all men. On the distaff side of the distinguished family, Council will soon be down to Jan Perry.

And that field of men certainly lacks luster. Rudy Svorinich has already done this job and in fact was termed out once. Warren Furukani has shown signs of not taking his job seriously--in fact, he's only been an Assemblyman three years, and they have been mostly distinguished by an embarrassing tango on the floor of the State Legislature. Pleasant LAPD officer Joe Buscaino, a jaycee type, has been angling for a broad if nutty political role as "Honorary Mayor of San Pedro"--an office of his own devising [UPDATE: no, it's not of his own devising--the title has been around for a long time]. And a few months ago, top City leaders were saying that people like Pat McOsker were the largest part of the City's problems, not part of its solutions.

After representation from Ol' Blue Eyes for the past decade, and Congressional representation from Jane Harman for longer still, I think the district is certainly well-positioned to entertain the possibility of another woman as its next representative. Names that come to mind are Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council's Linda Alexander and popular San Pedro Chamber of Commerce President Camilla Townsend, who is conveniently resigning her post at the end of August. Ladies?