Sunday, May 24, 2009

Koretz widens his lead in L.A.'s 5th District council race

Former state Assemblyman Paul Koretz has widened his lead in the race to replace Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss, pulling ahead of neighborhood council member David T. Vahedi by 551 votes.

The tally, released Friday by county election officials, gave Koretz 50.8% of the vote, compared to 49.2% for Vahedi. 

County officials will continue counting the remaining ballots from the Los Angeles election next week, with the next update expected Tuesday.Koretz and Vahedi were running in the council's 5th District, which stretches from the Westside to Encino.