Chick Says No to City Council Run

Termed-out City Controller Laura Chick said Wednesday that she does not plan to run for the Los Angeles City Council, a job she held from 1993 to 2001.
In Tuesday's election, City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel was elected as the next controller with 65.2 percent of the vote. Some City Hall insiders speculated that Chick would run for the soon-to-be vacant 2nd District seat, which is now held by Greuel.
"I have been humbled and honored at the outpouring of encouragement and support to run for City Council. It has been the greatest honor to serve the people of Los Angeles as an elected official for the past 16 years," Chick said. "However, it is time for me to move on to other challenges and frontiers, and therefore, I will not be a candidate for city council."
Chick said she was looking for the right opportunity for her "energies, passion and experience."
The outgoing controller also said her office will be working with Greuel and her staff to have a seamless transition on July 1.
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