The race for District 5

Of the eight City Council seats on the ballot, District 5 stands out because six candidates are actively raising money to compete in the race and there is no incumbent. The Times is offering a closer look at the contenders.Candidates answer questions from The TimesDistrict 5 map (PDF)Discuss: What would you ask the candidates?City Clerk: Election informationMore Times coverage: Other local races  Quick poll: What are the five most important issues for Los Angeles' fifth district.
( polls) Adeena N. Bleich, nonprofit organization directorRon Galperin, neighborhood advocate/attorneyPaul Koretz, nonprofit organization directorRobert Schwartz, attorney         Robyn Ritter Simon, community leader/businesswoman David T. Vahedi, attorney/neighborhood council boardmember

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