LA County Supervisors District 2: What We Know So Far
RESULTS: EARLY RETURNS
(Last updated 11:58 p.m. Tuesday)
|Holly J. Mitchell||27,510||28.43%|
|Jan C. Perry||13,482||13.93%|
|René Lorenzo Rigard||4,195||4.33%|
|Herb J. Wesson Jr.||29,642||30.63%|
Keep in mind that even after all precincts have been counted, there will still be ballots to count. In some cases, it could be weeks before the official outcome is clear.
A long-term Los Angeles City Council president and a state senator with a number of recent legislative wins are among the top contenders for a powerful seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Former L.A. City Council president Herb Wesson and State Senator Holly Mitchell are vying to represent the 2nd District. The incumbent, Mark Ridley-Thomas, is termed out.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors collectively oversees a $30 billion annual budget that pays for everything from mental health treatment to homeless services, public health to law enforcement.
The 2nd District covers most of South L.A. It’s home to about 2 million people (larger than many U.S. states), and about half of L.A.’s black population.
WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES?
Under Wesson’s leadership, L.A. City Council put the city on the path to a $15 minimum wage and created a social equity program in the city’s nascent cannabis industry.
Senator Mitchell, who's been in the state Legislature since 2010, spearheaded new legislation that bans Section 8 discrimination. She’s also behind a new law that bans discrimination against black people who wear natural hairstyles in schools and workplaces.
Other candidates in the race include Jake Jeong, who rallied community opposition to a homeless shelter in Koreatown, and Jan Perry, an L.A. city councilmember from 2001 to 2013.
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