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David Vahedi Concedes in 5th District Race

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That's according to Paul Kortez, who will be the next City Councilman for the 5th District, which spans from Hollywood to West LA and into the Valley. "It is my pleasure to announce that three weeks after Election Day, it appears that all of the votes have been counted and our campaign has won by over 700 votes. This hard-fought election is over, and my opponent David Vahedi has conceded," Koretz wrote in an e-mail this morning. "I will strive to serve in an atmosphere of integrity and transparency. No one will serve on my staff unless he or she is willing to embrace the mission of service to the public. I have no doubt that communication is the key to rebuilding trust between residents and their councilmember."