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Los Angeles City Councilmen Marvin Braude and Zev Yaroslavsky have done something that members of the city's small, rather collegial governing body have not done in at least a quarter of a century. They endorsed a challenger over an incumbent--Michael Woo over 13th District veteran Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson--in a council race. "Peggy Stevenson has been a reliable vote for special interests and City Hall lobbyists, to the detriment of my district and to the detriment of the city," Yaroslavsky said. Braude added: "Mrs. Stevenson is not one of the hard workers on the council. She is not one who has initiated anything or contributed to the debate."

For the Record Los Angeles Times Monday May 27, 1985 Home Edition Part 1 Page 2 Column 1 Metro Desk 2 inches; 61 words Type of Material: Correction In a story in Friday's paper, The Times incorrectly reported that when Councilmen Marvin Braude and Zev Yaroslavsky endorsed Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson's opponent, it was the first time council members had endorsed an incumbent's challenger in at least a quarter of a century. Actually, in 1973, Councilman Arthur K. Snyder endorsed challenger Irving L.J. Kasper against Councilman Robert J. Stevenson, Peggy's late husband.
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