Emmy-winning former ABC News Deputy Political Director Teddy Davis started his campaign today to become the next Los Angeles councilman for the city’s Fourth District. Stretching from Hancock Park to Hollywood, the district is currently represented by longtime Councilman Tom LeBonge, who can’t run again in 2015 because of term limits. While Davis can’t officially file as a candidate until next November, he did put in paperwork today to be able to start fundraising for the March 3, 2015, election. “It’s Official! I’m running for City Council from the part of LA where I grew up (CD 4),” the Los Feliz-born Davis tweeted today. As a producer, Davis was part of the team at ABC News that won an Emmy for the network’s coverage of Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. Davis, who was at ABC News from 2003-2010 both in front of and behind the camera, also served under California Gov. Gray Davis before his network gig and at the SEIU and as press secretary to recently term-limited LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa afterward. Most recently he joined the staff of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in 2012 before becoming a fellow at USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics this summer.
Deadline's Dominic Patten - tip him here.