Campaign 2015

David Ryu wins City Council runoff


Caroline Ramsay held almost all of the traditional endorsements, including the mayor and the two biggest newspapers that cover City Hall, but David Ryu had a couple of important ones and an energized base. He becomes the first Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council, and will become the only Asian-American at the moment, getting 53.85 percent of the district 4 vote with all of the precincts counted. There are still provisional ballots to count, but he leads by 1,612 votes or 7+ points. Ramsay, the former chief of staff to longtime councilman Tom LaBonge, conceded in a phone conversation with Ryu. Her defeat leaves the council with a lone female member.

In the school board races, incumbents Tamar Galatzan and Bennett Kayser were defeated, while Richard Vladovic was reelected.

More results.

Up north, former Jerry Brown adviser Steven Glazer won the expensive state Senate race in the East Bay.

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