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Councilwoman faces familiar foe in race for San Fernando Valley seat
Councilwoman faces familiar foe in race for San Fernando Valley seat

Last year's race to fill the seat of departing Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas was a grab-the-popcorn kind of show: two established public officials — and onetime allies — dueling to represent some of the most impoverished parts of the San Fernando Valley. On one side was Nury Martinez, a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District board, which was dealing with the fallout from a sexual abuse scandal in the city's schools. On the other was Cindy Montañez, a former state lawmaker employed by the Department of Water and Power, one of the city's most reviled agencies. In the end, Martinez pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory. ...

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