Council Candidates Continue – McMorrin Holds Town Hall, Gyi Pulls Papers, Puza Gets Endorsement

While local news is dominated by the COVID crisis, the candidates for Culver City Council are creating unique ways to connect with voters and roll out their campaigns. 

Yasmine-Imani McMorrin hosted a virtual Town Hall on Community Well-Being on July 26, focused on primary concerns for Culver City residents, including housing, equity, and health, which are among the top priorities driving her campaign.  “I am glad there are so many opportunities to discuss my plans for addressing the most vital issues with the people of Culver City,” said McMorrin. 

Khin Khin Gyi pulled official papers at City Hall on July 16, making her the second woman to create her candidacy for council in the 2020 race. “I received my email confirmation on July 20,” Gyi offered. Her long history of local activism has quickly pivoted to zoom calls and virtual meetings with the Sierra Club and Make Culver City Safe, an organization focused on protecting citizens from the health hazards of the Inglewood Oil Field.  

Freddy Puza has been endorsed by Equality California, a state wide organization that is the only LGBTQ+ civil rights organization working on the local, state and national levels elections.  “If elected, I’d be the first openly LGBTQ Council member in Culver City and will work every day to ensure that all voices in our community are included in these important conversations.” 

Puza also hosted a family-yoga class online with Zooga Yoga on Saturday, July 25,  mixing in some non-policy focused fun after a brief introduction and a few words from current council member Meghan Sahli-Wells

While the opportunity to file for candidacy is open until August 7, the race is already underway. 

Judith Martin-Straw

Photo caption – (l to r) Khin Khin Gyi, Monica Mariko Embrey, Senator Holly Mitchell




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