Ridley-Thomas Easily Wins Seat For LA Area Assembly Seat
LA School Report | December 4, 2013
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Via The Los Angeles Times | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO – Bolstered by help from his powerful father, City Council aide Sebastian Ridley-Thomas beat two fellow Democratic candidates in a special primary election Tuesday for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly.
The vote tally on election night gave Ridley-Thomas 60 percent of the vote, well beyond the simple majority needed to avoid a Feb. 4 runoff with former Culver City Mayor Christopher R. Armenta, who finished second with 36 percent of the vote. The third-place finisher, with 4 percent of the vote, was John Jake, president of the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council.
If the results hold after the counting of hundreds of provisional ballots, Ridley-Thomas would fill the vacancy left when former Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell won election to the state Senate in September.
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