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County Supervisors Knabe, Ridley-Thomas to Run Unopposed in Primary Election

The two will have no re-election challengers in the June 5 primary contest.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will have no re-election challengers in the June 5 primary contest.

Previously:

Antonio Alvarez—one of nine candidates who ran against Ridley-Thomas in 2008 election—filed initial paperwork to run for office in February, but he never followed through. That left Ridley-Thomas, a former Los Angeles City Councilman, unchallenged in the race to represent the Second District.

Supervisor Don Knabe, who is seeking his fifth term, will also run unopposed to retain his Fourth District seat.

Supervisor Michael Antonovich—who has held the Fifth District seat since 1980—will run against Palmdale business owner Raj Pal Kahlon.

The primary election will be held June 5. The elections for supervisor are nonpartisan—candidates do not run on a party ticket—but those nominated are still required to get a majority of the vote in the primary to win the election outright and avoid a runoff in November.

No sitting Los Angeles County supervisor has been denied re-election since 1980, when Antonovich defeated Baxter Ward and Deane Dana defeated Yvonne Burke.

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