Janice Hahn, 15th district council member, is heading into a runoff election in July for the 36th congressional district, and should she be elected to fill the seat, the Los Angles City Council can either appoint someone to fill her vacant spot or call for a special election.

Hahn is set to face Republican Craig Heuy, who scraped past by Secretary of State Debra Bowen by a mere 709 votes. The election is July 12, and the winner will serve until January 2013 in a seat vacated by longtime legislator Jane Harmon, who resigned.

The 15th council district includes the communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts.