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Three candidates could stand in the 2018 general election

Three candidates could stand in the 2018 general election

Will a seasoned legislator or millennial activist become the next L.A. County supervisor?

It’s been a year since an L.A. County supervisor was elected, and voters may be considering a new top post in 2018, including a former college professor who has run in two elections.

Three candidates hope to succeed Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who has never faced a serious primary challenge. Here’s how three could stand in the general election.

The two challengers who have a good shot at unseating Yaroslavsky are also running for assembly or senate seats.

Bobby Kim is a former college professor whose resume and progressive activism would be a natural fit for a new assemblyman in District 5. Kim has run twice for Assembly District 5 — he lost a bid for the D.A.R. in 2013, then won in 2016, when he was the only non-incumbent candidate in a crowded field.

But Kim’s chances of winning back his old seat are low, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of election data.

In a recent poll, Kim was behind his former primary opponent, former teacher and community organizer Wendy Carrillo, by just 1 percentage point, which is far below the 2.2 she needed to keep the seat.

Carrillo is now a district attorney in San Bernardino County and will be up for re-election next year.

L.A. County Supervisor Monica Rodriguez is running for supervisor again, though she has never been a serious candidate in her district. She and L.A. County Controller Wendy Greuel are the two major candidates competing for District 3.

Both are well-liked and well-known in the community.

The top two vote-getters in District 3 are running for mayor.

Rodriguez, 55, is a former school board member who has served on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Boys and Girls Club of New York, among others. She is co-founder of the L.A. Regional Poverty Clearinghouse, and serves on the board of the Los Angeles Alliance for Homeless Education. She was an organizer for the Los

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