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Whittier council members eye Assembly seat

WHITTIER – Two Whittier council members have pulled nomination papers to replace Assemblyman Ian Calderon, who announced last week he won’t seek re-election next year.

Council members Henry Bouchot and Josué Alvarado pulled papers and have until Dec. 11 to file and become official candidates for the March 3 election.

Bouchot was elected to the City Council in 2018, representing District 2 (north Whittier).

Alvarado joined the council in 2016 and represents District 1, which covers portions of Uptown and west Whittier.

Alvarado’s city council seat is up for re-election next year as well.

Neither Bouchot or Alvarado returned emails from the Greenleaf Guardian seeking comment.

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