Supervisor's Race: LA's Most Powerful Jobs Most People Have Never Heard of
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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)
- Robert Greene: Editorial Writer, 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: Political consultant
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