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April 13, 1989
Turnout in Tuesday's Los Angeles municipal primary was the lowest in any mayoral election in at least 32 years, the city clerk's office records showed. Year Results 1957 Norris Poulson over Robert Yeakel 1961 Norris Poulson over Sam Yorty 1965 Sam Yorty over James Roosevelt 1969 Sam Yorty over Tom Bradley 1973 Tom Bradley over Sam Yorty 1977 Tom Bradley over Sam Yorty 1981 Tom Bradley over Sam Yorty 1985 Tom Bradley over John Ferraro 1989 Tom Bradley over Nate Holden Runoff election Runoff elections occur when no candidate wins 50% plus vote.
September 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Former state Sen. David Roberti, a runner-up in last week's Los Angeles City Council election for the 4th District, endorsed Tom LaBonge on Thursday. "He will make a good councilman, and he ran a positive campaign. That is something I appreciate," said Roberti, who finished third among 10 candidates in the Sept. 11 election to fill the seat vacated by the death of John Ferraro. A former Ferraro aide, LaBonge faces attorney Beth Garfield in an Oct. 23 runoff.
Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro, who is also the Coliseum commissioner, said Alameda County Supervisor Don Perata, who is running for the Democratic nomination for state controller, isn't "helping his image in L.A." by trying to entice the Raiders back to Oakland. Ferraro wondered how Perata could be seeking Southern California votes while at the same time trying "to steal L.A's football team."
June 30, 1992
City Council President John Ferraro was recovering at Good Samaritan Hospital on Monday after quadruple heart bypass surgery and the installation of a heart defibrillator, a spokeswoman said. Ferraro, 68, who was in surgery for about nine hours on Monday, was expected to spend at least a month recovering at the hospital and at home before returning to the council, said his spokeswoman, Erin Egge. "The defibrillator is in; it tested well and the doctor is pleased," Egge said.
July 6, 1989
John Ferraro was reelected president of the Los Angeles City Council in a unanimous 14-0 vote Wednesday and Councilman Marvin Braude retained his position as president pro tem with little rivalry. Ferraro has been president of the council since 1987. The one-time All-American football player from USC was elected in 1966 and represents the 4th District, centered in the Wilshire area. He served as president from 1977 to 1981 and is chairman of the council's Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
July 25, 1992
In Ken Reich's story of July 20 on Peter Ueberroth, I kept looking for the name of John Argue, the man who ran the Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games. I have heard Ueberroth say many times that Argue was the man most responsible for bringing the Games to Los Angeles and anyone familiar with that enduring struggle--such as Ken Reich--would concur in that statement. When everyone else gave up trying to persuade the IOC to grant the Games to a private group--and not a government body--Argue persisted.
May 19, 1992
City Council President John Ferraro on Monday unveiled his proposal for redrawing council district boundaries, which drew criticism from Latinos as an "incumbent protection plan" that violates Latino voting rights.
August 24, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
Los Angeles City Councilman John Ferraro has moved his San Fernando Valley field office to Toluca Lake, his staff announced this week. Ferraro, who represents the city's 4th District, has reopened his Valley office at 10116 Riverside Drive, Suite 200, in Toluca Lake. The veteran councilman had previously maintained an office in Studio City. "It's particularly convenient for people who are in the San Fernando Valley part of the district," said Gayle Johnson, Ferraro's press deputy.
March 5, 1996
Los Angeles Councilman John Ferraro was honored over the weekend by three different organizations--including one in New York--that awarded him their highest tributes. On Friday night, the Los Angeles Marathon named the three-decade councilman Citizen of the Year. On Saturday, Ferraro, 71, received USC's highest alumni honor, the Asa V. Call Achievement Award.
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