Nithya Raman wins re-election of Los Angeles City Council


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Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman has won her bid for a second term. She was up against Deputy City Attorney Ethan Weaver and software engineer Levon “Lev” Baronian for the L.A. Council District 4 seat.

Raman thanked her supporters, her campaign volunteers and the district’s residents, saying her conversations with voters during the campaign showed that the city is “full of hope and possibility.”

She posted on X, “I’m very happy to share that our campaign has secured more than half of the vote in the primary and won our race outright. Thank you to Levon Baronian and Ethan Weaver for running spirited, passionate campaigns.”

She continued, “I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to serve Los Angeles – to have been able to do the difficult work of building a healthier city for everyone. I hope that, with a big push today, we can continue that work.”

Raman ran on her record of passing new renter protections, moving homeless residents indoors and advocating for new reforms at City Hall, including an expansion in the size of the council. Her supporters portrayed the race as one that would determine the future of progressive politics at City Hall.

Raman, 42 year old, is an urban planner, activist, and politician serving as the Los Angeles City Councilmember for the 4th District since 2020. A member of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Socialists of America, she defeated incumbent Councilmember David Ryu in 2020.

Raman was born in Kerala, India, and moved to Louisiana when she was 6 years old. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political theory from Harvard University then a master’s degree in urban planning from MIT.

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