Final tallies in the close race to represent a
In a tight contest for second place and a chance to face Ramsay, Ryu finished 207 votes ahead of nonprofit director Tomas O'Grady, who placed third.
The race was widely seen as the most unpredictable contest on the March ballot. Fourteen candidates competed for the seat in this month's primary, splitting a relatively small number of votes. Election officials said Friday that turnout in L.A. totaled less than 11%.
Ryu has presented himself as an independent voice not connected to City Hall, while Ramsay has promoted her experience as chief of staff to termed-out Councilman
The two were the biggest fundraisers in the race, with Ryu collecting more than $413,000 and benefiting from an independent committee that spent roughly $53,000 on his behalf. Ramsay raised about $302,000.
The runoff election between the two candidates is scheduled for May 19.