Zein Obagi Jr. paid a filing fee to get on Tuesday's primary ballot, joined his competitors at a few candidate forums and has been appearing "here and there and sharing what thoughts I can" during the campaign season.
But the 30-year-old attorney has no illusions about his prospects.
"I don't have any expectation" of advancing to the November election, Obagi said in a recent interview.
The West Los Angeles resident is one of scores of political hopefuls who have jumped into big races alongside better known, more experienced and better funded candidates.
Most have worked hard in their uphill battles to get voters' attention — attending neighbors'...