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L.A. County assessor candidates vie in shadow of a higher-profile race
L.A. County assessor candidates vie in shadow of a higher-profile race

Even with the current officeholder fighting felony corruption charges, the two candidates running to be the next Los Angeles County assessor have had trouble attracting interest. Jeffrey Prang, a senior aide in the assessor's office and a West Hollywood city councilman, and John Morris, a head deputy to the Los Angeles County district attorney, are facing off in Tuesday's election to replace current assessor John Noguez, who is on paid leave and awaiting trial on charges that he took bribes in exchange for lowering property valuations. Prang has lined up endorsements from a long list of elected officials, including most of the current and incoming county supervisors, the county...

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