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Endorsements are pouring in for various races on June ballot



The Los Angeles Times endorsed West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran in the race for the Board of Supervisors.
The Los Angeles Times endorsed West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran in the race for the Board of Supervisors.
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West Hollywood Councilman John Duran may not be considered a frontrunner for the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, but his campaign received a boost Thursday when he won the endorsement of the Los Angeles Times. 

Duran is an attorney who has served on the West Hollywood City Council since 2001. He also serves on the boards of AIDS Project Los Angeles and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.

The L.A. Times backed Duran, in part, because the editorial board said he would bring a fresh perspective to the five-member Board of Supervisors. 

"Duran gets the nod because he is also the one most likely to lead the county toward new and better ways of thinking about and doing its business," according to the endorsement. 

Other candidates running for the Third District include former state legislator Sheila Kuehl, former Santa Monica Councilman/Mayor Bobby Shriver and former Malibu Mayor Pamela Conley Ulich. 

Other endorsements this week: