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Westwood Council Member Mark Herd Running for L.A. City Council

Herd will run against current City Councilman Paul Koretz, as well as others vying for the 5th District L.A. City Council seat.

Westwood Neighborhood Council member Mark Herd will run for the 5th District Los Angeles City Council seat in March 2013.

Herd will run against current City Councilman Paul Koretz, along with Yuval Daniel Kremer, Frank Grande and Phil Jennerjahn.

Herd was recently elected to a second term on the Westwood Neighborhood Council.

Forty-nine candidates in the upcoming municipal elections are running for 17 seats, including that of the mayor's office, city attorney, city controller, eight city council seats, three board of trustees seats and three spots for board of education.

There are 14 candidates looking to fill current Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's seat, including Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, City Councilwoman Jan Parry, attorney and former federal prosecutor Kevin James, technology company executive and former Villaraigosa personal assistant Emanuel Pleitez.

What do you think of Herd's run for a seat on the council? Tell us in the comments section below.

—City News Service and Patch editor Jared Morgan contributed to this report.

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Minoter December 15, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Fact checker: Only Koretz and Herd had the necessary 500 qualifying signatures to enter the CD5 race.
Minoter December 15, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Outspoken advocate for the homeless: VNC 2011-0322 Mark Herd on Vimeo vimeo.com/21384669Mar 23, 2011 - 2 min Venice Neighborhood Council meeting on March 22, 2011
venicebeachpress.com December 24, 2012 at 02:27 PM
1. Website www.voteherd.com 2. Patch Articles on MMH http://centurycity.patch.com/search?keywords=Mark+Herd 3. Video: Herd vs. Villaraigosa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qelLDIK61rc Westwood Neighborhood Councilman 2010 - 2014 Westwood Homeowners Association Boardmember 2009 Park Ashton HOA - President 2004 - 2008 - 2010 Campaign Managers Eder Goldbach Yuval Kremer Campaign Finance Mgr. Mitchell Stein

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