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5-Month Runoff Battle for Supervisor Seat

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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.