Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who has been fighting cancer, plans to announce in a letter to his district tomorrow that he will not seek reelection in the spring, the LA Times reports. He said that chief of staff Mike Bonin is his preferred choice of a successor. Bonin told the Times he will announce his candidacy on Tuesday, and there others lining up to run as well. Rosendahl, who is 67, was the first openly gay man elected to the council. He was a longtime cable TV executive before winning the beach-area seat seven years ago.
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