April 21, 2022

By Cora Jackson-Fossett

Interim Managing Editor


Hoping to build on the accomplishments of the last eight years, Curren Price Jr. has mounted an indomitable reelection campaign as the councilmember for Council District 9.

During his last two terms, Price has chalked up a number of successes for his constituents, which rank among the most economically disadvantaged residents in the city.  Listing some of his achievements, he said, “I have focused on economic growth, economic opportunity, increasing affordable housing and working to reduce homelessness.

“Also, I created the largest guaranteed basic program in the country and ushered in nearly $ million in private investment in Exposition Park with the renovation of the Coliseum, the new soccer stadium and the Lucas Musuem,” he noted, adding that several new parks are opening this year in the district as well.

Price also believes he’s the best candidate for CD 15.  Citing his government experience, he previously served in the California state legislature and on the Inglewood City Council before being elected to the L.A. City Council in 2013. 

“Also, I have deep roots in the district. I was born in South L.A. and went to Normandie Avenue Elementary School.  My mother graduated from Jefferson High School, which is in CD 9,” Price said.

Most significant, insisted the councilmember, is his expertise as a coalition builder – an important skill in his multicultural district that is rapidly changing from African American to Latino. But regardless of ethnicity, Price stressed that the needs remain unchanged.

“The challenges are the same whether they impact Black or Brown people and so, I've been focused on addressing those issues [such as] poverty, disinvestment and lack of real infrastructure changes,” he said.

“I'm focusing on changing the quality of life, changing opportunities changing access, and that that's a common goal, I think, across all ethnic lines.”

To learn more, visit: www.currenpricejr.com 

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