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L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson comes out on top
L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson comes out on top

In a Los Angeles election with an assortment of winners, no one at City Hall had a more triumphant Tuesday night than City Council President Herb Wesson. Voters reelected Wesson in a landslide, giving the former state Assembly speaker a third and final term in office. They overwhelmingly approved his ballot measures to consolidate city elections with state and federal contests. And, by changing the election date, Angelenos gave Wesson an extra 18 months in office — allowing him to stay until 2020, right when a seat occupied by L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas becomes vacant due to term limits. For Wesson, the accomplishments didn't stop there. The veteran...

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