Huntington Park Councilwoman’s Consulting Business Raises Questions About Conflicts of Interest
Karina Macias said she saw a business opportunity shortly after being elected to the Huntington Park City Council.
She decided to become a political consultant and parlay her connections throughout the community to help raise campaign contributions for other aspiring candidates.
So far, she’s had only one client, raising $25,000 for a state Assembly race in 2016. For her efforts, she said, she received a percentage of the contributions raised, which totaled about $6,800 in commission.
Several of the contributions came from businesses — or people associated with them — who were awarded city contracts approved by Macias and her council colleagues, according to a Times review of campaign records and interviews.
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