FROM Emanuel Pleitez
LA Mayoral Candidate Emanuel Pleitez LA's mayoral primary is less than a month away. Five candidates are considered to be frontrunners. Emanuel Pleitez was the last to qualify for matching funds. In the first of a series of one-on-one interviews with the five leading candidates for LA mayor, Warren Olney speaks with Pleitez. You can find our interviews with candidates for mayor at KCRW.com/RaceforMayor .
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