Jewish Journal: Young renegade, longtime leader vie in 3-way council race for District 5

Attorney Jesse Creed is hoping for an upset win in the March 7 primary for Los Angeles Council District 5, a race pitting him against two-term incumbent Paul Koretz, 61, a familiar face in the organized Jewish community and longtime leader in the city.

If that sounds far-fetched, Creed, 31, says he is inspired by former Jewish elected officials Zev Yaroslavsky and Roz Wyman, who were in their 20s when they first won seats to represent the district.

“This district is famous for electing young renegades,” Creed said in a phone interview. “Roz Wyman was 22. Zev was 26… This district confounds, it absolutely confounds. I’d be the youngest person serving on the city council today.”

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