LA City Council candidate approaches victory, discussing stances on abolition of the death penalty

Eunisses Hernandez, a 32-year-old community activist, is about to become the next representative for District 1 on the Los Angeles City Council.

Hernandez currently leads incumbent Councilman Gil Cedillo 54% to 46%, and while the election isn’t finalized — there are nearly 14,000 ballots left to count in LA County — she has declared victory

Cedillo, who declined to comment on this story, has not yet conceded the win.

Hernandez, a self-proclaimed abolitionist, walked on a platform that included criminal justice reform.

Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News on June 23, 2022.

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