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Can David Ryu maintain his outsider stance inside City Hall?
Can David Ryu maintain his outsider stance inside City Hall?

No matter what David Ryu's election to the Los Angeles City Council District 4 seat says about the demographics of the voters who chose him, his victory brings a significant change in the demographics of the 15-member council. Ryu becomes the first Korean American member and just the second Asian American — 22 years after the first, Michael Woo, left office. The challenge for Ryu now is to be not just a fresh face, but also the fresh voice he promised during the long and costly campaign. Ryu, a former development director at a nonprofit Los Angeles hospital, positioned himself as the outsider in the race to fill the seat of longtime Councilman Tom LaBonge, who was termed out....

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