Actor, businessman and community activist Scott Crawford officially announced his candidacy Monday to replace Eric Garcetti on the City Council.
Garcetti is termed out of office and is running for mayor.
Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, is considering entering the race, but, according to a spokesman, is waiting until after the city's redistricting process is finished.
Mitchell O'Farrell, a long-time staffer of the Council District 13 office, is also expected to run.
O'Farrell was the grand marshall in the recent Echo Park Holiday Parade.
The election is not until March 5, 2013, the same day that the city will vote for its new mayor .
Crawford, who has served on the boards of a range of civic and cultural organizations, cited his experience with planning and land use, historic preservation, health services, sustainability and housing.
Crawford is currently on the board of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board.
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