Yaroslavsky Draws 3 Challengers for Election; Molina Unopposed

Supervisor Gloria Molina will face no opposition in her bid for a third term in office, while Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will face three opponents, according to the county registrar-recorder's office.

Molina's began serving on the Board of Supervisors on March 1, 1991, after a federal court mandated that the county's political boundaries be redistricted to allow for more representation of Latinos. She was elected to her first full term in 1994 representing the county's Eastside.

Yaroslavsky was elected to his first term in 1994. He faces a challenge by Shane McLoud, a former deputy to now-retired Supervisor Deane Dana. C.J. McDonald, a resident of the 3rd District covering the Westside and parts of the San Fernando Valley, also will challenge Yaroslavsky. And late Friday, challenger Casey Peters filed papers to run for Yaroslavsky's seat.

County Assessor Kenneth Hahn faces challenges from two deputy assessors, John Hasley and D.C. "Dan" Kumaus, said registrar-recorder spokeswoman Marcia Ventura. A third candidate, mortgage broker Richard Kenneth Maguire declared his candidacy late Friday.

Kumaus made headlines last year when he ran against conservative Supervisor Mike Antonovich and got 26% of the vote despite spending almost no money in his campaign.

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