In Another Day Ending In “Y”, L.A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas Is Indicted on Corruption Charges

In a glowing op-ed for an August Los Angeles Sentinel article, L.A. City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas reflected on his 30-year career in politics. Despite appearing to be a shoo-in for the 2022 Los Angeles Mayor’s race, Ridley-Thomas stated that he would not be running, and that he felt a different “calling”:

Ridley-Thomas says that at this point in his career his “calling and focus is that of the homeless crisis in the city of Los Angeles, and I will double down and lean in on that particular issue.” He says right now, he believes he can have the greatest impact on this issue as a member of the city council and chair of the powerful committee that is currently leading the efforts to house thousands of people now living on the streets of Los Angeles.