5-Month Runoff Battle for Supervisor Seat
Left: Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas, Right: City Councilman Benard Parks | Photos from their respective websites
Yesterday's most contentious race was that for the seat for the 2nd District on the County Board of Supervisors. Considered a highly-paid and powerful lifetime position once you're seated, the race between California State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and LA City Councilman (former LAPD Chief), Bernard Parks was extremely heated.
With a mostly South LA constituency, no candidate took the majority of votes, therefore forcing a runoff between the two on the November ballot. Expect a long and nasty race.