KPCC: Finalists for LA City Council's 13th District get backing from former opponents

The two men hoping to succeed Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District are picking up support from their former opponents in the March 5 primary. 

Mitch O'Farrell, a former Garcetti aide, placed first in the primary with 18 percent of the vote. He was endorsed Monday by two former candidates — Sam Kbushyan and Josh Post. Kbushyan finished third in the race thanks to strong support from the district's Armenian community. 

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Meanwhile, the May general election only weeks away, and Los Angeles is preparing to say good-bye to outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and begin the process of selecting a brand new mayor. 

In advance of that, KPCC staff and reporters are hitting the streets of Los Angeles to talk to community members face-to-face.  We want to begin the process of collecting your thoughts and feelin... Join us!

Wednesday, April 10th
Republic of Pie
11118 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Tuesday, April 16th
The Coffee Company
8751 La Tijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045


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