Zev Yaroslavsky Won't Run for Mayor of Los Angeles
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After almost 40 years in local elected office, LA Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says he'll hang it up when his term is over in 2014. He will not run next year for Mayor of Los Angeles. We talk with the Supervisor here in our studio. Who's left in the race for Mayor? Does this open the way for anyone else? Also, now that party conventions don't nominate presidential candidates or even their running mates, have they turned into political TV shows? We ask delegates to this year's Republican and Democratic conventions what they expect to be doing.
Banner image: Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky meets the media during his first term. Photo: Zev Yaroslavsky/flickr
Zev Yaroslavsky Won't Run for Mayor of Los Angeles ()
LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said today that 40 years in elected public office are enough. He was elected to the LA City Council in 1975, at the age of 26, and he'll be termed out as a Supervisor in 2014. Today's decision is that he will not run for Mayor of Los Angeles next year. We speak with the Supervisor and with David Zahnizer, who covers matters political for the Los Angeles Times.
Delegates to the Republican and Democratic Conventions ()
Conventions don't really nominate presidential candidates any more; that happens in state primaries and caucuses. Many people believe all that goes on is the TV show. But there's more to being a delegate than just being in the audience for political speeches. We hear from attorneys Julie Biggs, who will be representing California's new, 31st Congressional District at the Republican National Convention, and Hanna Yoon, outgoing president of the Korean-American Democratic Committee and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, representing California's 34th Congressional District.
Note: We'll be in Tampa on Monday for the Republican convention and in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic convention the week after that.
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