Friday, August 06, 2010

LA City Councilwoman Jan Perry

Luke Ford writes:

Jan Perry represents the ninth district on the Los Angeles City Council.

She plans to run for mayor in 2013.

We talk by phone Friday morning.

Here’s a transcript of the parts of the interview I find most interesting:

Luke: “Do you have heroes?”

Jan, without any hesitation: “Yeah. My parents.”

“While they grew up in a segregated country, they were still optimistic and patriotic. They pursued the American dream with great vigor.”

Luke: “Why did you choose to major in journalism?”

Jan: “I like writing, I like reading, and I like getting at the truth… I like considering not only my beliefs, but I like to analyze the beliefs of others.”