Saying he was "burned out" on politics, Terry Pullan has sold his partnership in Marathon Communications, the consulting firm credited with steering the All Santa Monica Coalition to a majority on the Santa Monica City Council.
Pullan, 35, said that he plans to become involved in real estate. Although he said he will "keep my hand in politics" by playing a consulting role in the Santa Monica elections in the fall, Pullan said that he will reduce his role in politics.
"I have been involved totally in politics since 1968 when I was hired for $50 a week to work in the Gene McCarthy for President campaign," Pullan said. "This seemed like a good time to try something else."
Marathon Communications was formed in 1982 and the next year directed an upset victory by three members of the All Santa Monica Coalition over a slate supported by Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights. Since then, two more members of the group have joined the council to form a 5-2 majority.
Richard Lichtenstein, Pullan's former partner, will continue to direct Marathon Communications.