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May 17, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton: City of PhDs That might be the unofficial campaign theme of Mayor Omar Bradley and his slate of candidates and elected supporters. Bradley, facing a June 5 runoff election, boasts of a doctoral degree. His chosen candidate in Compton's 2nd Council District, Compton College board member Melanie Andrews, refers to herself as Dr. Andrews in campaign materials.
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February 9, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE and BOB POOL and NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a decision that roiled Compton's topsy-turvy politics and surprised legal experts, a judge ousted the city's sitting mayor Friday and replaced him with the defeated incumbent, Omar Bradley. Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin reversed the results of June's city election in a 33-page ruling that quoted liberally from Charles Dickens. She removed Eric Perrodin, mayor for the last seven months, and ousted newly elected Councilwoman Leslie Irving.
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June 3, 1993 | TINA GRIEGO and EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Compton City Councilwoman Patricia A. Moore may have a growing national reputation as an outspoken activist for minority causes, but back home it did not seem to be enough to convince voters that she should be mayor. In Tuesday's elections, voters went with Omar Bradley, a young city councilman with a lower profile but deeper roots in the community. After jockeying back and forth for the lead throughout Tuesday's ballot count, Bradley beat the Louisiana-born Moore by 349 votes.
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December 1, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton City Councilwoman Leslie Irving denied in court Friday that she registered noncitizens to vote in that city's controversial June election, testimony that conflicted with that of two immigrant women the day before. Irving testified in the Compton election fraud trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court that she never went to the trailer park where Elvira Andrabe and Anatacia Boap lived and that she did not know either woman.
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November 13, 2001 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight controversial years as Compton's mayor, Omar Bradley quarterbacked the city of 93,000 with a personal and political style described as either dictatorial or visionary. Whatever the opinions about Bradley's leadership, he appeared to be headed for the political sidelines when he lost the June 5 mayoral election by 261 votes to Eric Perrodin after a bitter contest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993
City of Los Angeles Mayor 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Richard J. Riordan: 144,690 (33%) Mike Woo: 106,596 (24%) Joel Wachs: 48,603 (11%) Richard Katz: 43,021 (10%) Linda Griego: 31,804 (7%) Stan Sanders: 19,064 (4%) Nate Holden: 15,411 (4%) Nick Patsaouras: 7,773 (2%) Julian Nava: 6,324 (1%) Ernani Bernardi: 4,341 (1%) Tom Houston: 3,286 (1%) Ted Hayes Jr.: 2,805 (1%) John Z. Borunda: 1,036 (0%) Eileen Anderson: 756 (0%) Oscar C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1999
A runoff election for City Council will pit incumbent Fred Cressel against challenger Amen Rahh on Tuesday. Rahh, a teacher at Compton Community College, and Cressel, a Compton business owner, are vying for the council's District 4 seat. In a six-candidate primary election on April 20, Rahh finished first with 48% of the vote, while Cressel finished second with 28%. Voters will not be required to produce photo identification at the polls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1997
It may be too late to vote in other cities, but ballots are still being accepted in Compton for a measure that would restore maintenance funds for the city's 12 parks. Owners of residential, commercial and industrial property in Compton are being asked to contribute $33.23 a year toward creation of a park maintenance district.
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April 19, 1995 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Voters in Compton--where residents are among the county's poorest--overwhelmingly defeated proposals to give large pay increases to the mayor and City Council members. Unofficial final results showed the pay raise measures losing by margins of more than 4 to 1. Also in Compton, two council incumbents seeking reelection were forced into runoffs by failing to win more than 50% of the vote.
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July 18, 1997
Compton property owners have rejected an assessment that would have paid for maintenance at the city's 12 parks in an election that drew criticism from the authors of Proposition 218. Final election results indicate that 1,953--or 69.3%--voted against the measure, while 867--or 30.7%--were in favor. An additional 75 ballots were ruled invalid by the city clerk's office. The measure would have kept a $33.32 per parcel tax that has existed in Compton for 20 years.
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November 30, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two noncitizens testified in the Compton election fraud trial Thursday that the campaign for a councilwoman who is allied with Mayor Eric Perrodin recruited them to register for voting and even directed them how to cast absentee ballots in the June 5 election. The two women insisted, however, that they did not realize they were voting, let alone violating election laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight controversial years as Compton's mayor, Omar Bradley quarterbacked the city of 93,000 with a personal and political style described as either dictatorial or visionary. Whatever the opinions about Bradley's leadership, he appeared to be headed for the political sidelines when he lost the June 5 mayoral election by 261 votes to Eric Perrodin after a bitter contest.
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June 20, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge on Tuesday turned down Compton Mayor Omar Bradley's request for a temporary restraining order to stop the official certification of his defeat in the June 5 municipal elections. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Yaffe said Bradley's request had not been filed with sufficient notice to the other parties, including the city of Compton and the mayor-elect, Eric Perrodin.
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June 7, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Omar Bradley lost? At Compton's Chicken 'N Waffles on Central Avenue, where the Omar Bradley special occupies a place on the menu between dishes named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Charles Drew, manager Bernard Heath couldn't believe it. "I thought he would be mayor as long as he wanted," Heath said. In front of City Hall, former Police Chief Hourie Taylor, a key supporter of the mayor-elect, Eric Perrodin, was just as incredulous.
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May 17, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton: City of PhDs That might be the unofficial campaign theme of Mayor Omar Bradley and his slate of candidates and elected supporters. Bradley, facing a June 5 runoff election, boasts of a doctoral degree. His chosen candidate in Compton's 2nd Council District, Compton College board member Melanie Andrews, refers to herself as Dr. Andrews in campaign materials.
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April 19, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Omar Bradley added to his substantial lead in late returns in the Compton city elections Wednesday, but not by enough to avoid a June 5 runoff against upstart prosecutor Eric J. Perrodin. With all precincts and absentee votes counted, Bradley, who is seeking a third term, finished with 4,312 votes for 44.2%, according to the city clerk. Perrodin, a deputy district attorney who is making his first run for office, was second with 1,983 votes, or 20.3%.
NEWS
March 18, 1993
Councilwoman Patricia A. Moore, who was criticized for her failure to vote on a controversial proposal to build a card casino in Compton, has filed papers to place the gambling issue before a vote of the people. Moore said last week that although she is opposed to a gambling casino, residents of the city have the right to vote on it. However, City Clerk Charles Davis said the period in which an initiative drive can be launched may have elapsed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993
City Councilwoman Patricia Moore, who is running for mayor, demanded the arrest Thursday of her rival in the race, a fellow council member who she said has been tearing down her campaign signs. Councilman Omar Bradley said he was not tearing down Moore's signs and was only putting up his own signs. Moore said at a news conference that shortly after midnight Wednesday she saw Bradley and an unidentified city employee driving through town, ripping down her signs.
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April 18, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After eight stormy years in office, Compton Mayor Omar Bradley fell short Tuesday of the overwhelming victory he had predicted in his race for a third term. He now faces a June 5 runoff. The mayor, who only two months ago said he expected to get two-thirds of the vote, won 44%, well below the 50% needed to take the seat outright. His opponent in the runoff will be political neophyte Eric Perrodin, a deputy district attorney who came in second with 20% of the vote with all precincts reporting.
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April 17, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the most bitter and wide-open campaign in Compton's history, voters will decide today whether to give controversial Mayor Omar Bradley a third four-year term. Threats of violence have marked the race. City Clerk Charles Davis, who supervises the election, said Monday he has asked the Los Angles County Sheriff's Department to be on alert for any problems. Davis said his office has received reports that some campaigns may field security workers outside the polls.
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