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Black realtor and entrepreneur running for LA Mayor

Mel Wilson steps up as mayoral candidate

OW Staff Writer | 7/21/2021, 6:58 p.m.
Mel Wilson is running for Mayor of Los Angeles...
Mel Wilson is running for Mayor of Los Angeles. Mel Wilson

Valley area realtor and entrepreneur Mel Wilson has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Los Angeles.

Incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti is ineligible to seek a third consecutive term after winning consecutive elections in 2013 and 2017.

Wilson, whose company Mel Wilson & Associates has offices in the Cities of San Fernando and Northridge, stated on his website, “I am running for Mayor to fight for a better LA. I’m not afraid of hard work and know what it takes to get the job done.”

Notable among the other declared candidates are LA Councilmember Joe Buscaino (15th District) and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer.

The city’s mayoral primary election will take place on June 7, 2022. The top two voters will square off in the city’s general election on Nov. 8, 2022.