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John Lee claims victory in Valley council race

Longtime friend Erich King picks up newly elected councilman John Lee during his election night party. “His goal is to represent this community,” King says. “That’s why we’re on his side.” (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
John Lee celebrates with supporters after receiving the winning results for the Los Angeles City Council District 12 race. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
John Lee, right, reacts with his father, Young Lee, after winning the Los Angeles City Council District 12 race. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
Councilman-elect John Lee gives his acceptance speech following his win for the Los Angeles City Council District 12. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
John Lee, candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 12, is cheered on by supporters on election night. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
John Lee dances with his daughter, Jayda Lee, 13, during his election night party for the Los Angeles City Council District 12. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
Supporters of John Lee gather on election night for the Los Angeles City Council District 12 race in Porter Ranch. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
John Lee is all smiles with his mother, Susan Lee, after winning the District 12 council race. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)
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