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One of the rarest events in Los Angeles politics is an actual contest for a seat on the county board of supervisors. But Yvonne Burke's resignation has set the stage for a confrontation between state senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and LA City Councilman Bernard Parks. Tonight we'll hear about an office with extraordinary power and almost no accountability. Why has election to the board become a virtual lifetime job? Why are two African-Americans the leading candidates in a district that is predominantly Latino?


 

Banner image: Bernard Parks (L) and Mark Ridley Thomas (R)

 

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Frances Anderton

Main Topic Supervisor's Race: Rare Contested Election for 2nd District Seat

Guests:
Robert Greene, Los Angeles Times
David Fleming, Attorney, member of the Metro Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles County Business Federation
Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the LA County Federation of Labor
Kerman Maddox, First AME Church

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