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Councilman Mike Bonin Decides Not To Run for Re-Election to Los Angeles City Council in 2022

Citing his battle with clinical depression, Bonin's surprise announcement that he will not run for re election

Citing his battle with clinical depression, Westside Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin released a video Wednesday night announcing that he will not seek re-election. The father of LA's uber tolerant attitude toward the homeless, who are allowed to encamp pretty much where ever they want; Bonin was the subject of a recent attempt to recall him from office.

Bonin represents the 11th district. Bonin took office on July 1, 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he is considered politically progressive. Before running for office, he was a reporter and a council staffer.

On January 26, 2022, just days after beating a recall attempt, Bonin announced he would no longer seek reelection.

Bonin lives in Mar Vista with his husband, Sean Arian, whom he married in the summer of 2014. Mayor Eric Garcetti performed the wedding ceremony.

Sheila Kuehl said "Bonin and his husband adopted a wonderful little boy, and people would come up to them yelling at them."

Arian is founder and President of EOS Consulting and also serves as the Founder and Chief Strategist for Bixel Exchange, a technology startup incubator created by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center.


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