|Rick Valdez, the Hip-Hop Party candidate.|
Hollywood City Commission candidate Rick Valdez doesn't want your money. He just wants you to vote. He also wants you to kick it at his hip-hop party on Wednesday night.
"I was given a space where I could have a fundraiser or something," Valdez tells New Times. "So I went with the 'something.'"
Valdez, who is running for commissioner of District 1 in Hollywood, says he doesn't want to be perceived as your typical politician. So when given the opportunity to host an event for his candidacy, he decided to throw a party instead.
"We are not your father's politicians," he says. "We are the next generation, and we're reaching out to voters in new ways."