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After One Of L.A.'s First Latino Mayors, Who Will Follow?

Thu, April 4, 2013 6:18am

Story by Kirk Siegler




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When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was elected in 2005, not only was he seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, he also was L.A.'s first Latino mayor in more than a century. As Villaraigosa prepares to leave office, many Latino politicians and leaders are assessing the two candidates vying to succeed him. And while one has Mexican ancestry, neither candidate is seen as a product of L.A.'s Latino community or political establishment.

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