Candidates Debate for LA Council's 4th District

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Term limits and resignations have totally reshaped the Los Angeles City Council from what it was just months ago. Its next evolution will occur a week from Tuesday with an election to fill the seat of the late John Ferraro, whose 4th district stretches from North Hollywood to Koreatown. Surviving a large primary vote were Tom La Bonge, long time chief field deputy for Ferraro and aide to former Mayor Richard Riordan, and Beth Garfield, a labor attorney and former elected President of the LA Community College Board of Trustees. We hear from them in a face to face confrontation.
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State of California

Assembly Budget Committee

Tom LaBonge

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton