No challengers for Sheriff Baca, Supervisors Molina, Yaroslavsky

Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky and Sheriff Lee Baca have reached today's filing deadline for the June 8 primary without drawing any challengers.

But 13 candidates have filed to run for assessor. Assessor Rick Auerbach announced in January he would resign at the end of the month, vacating the post he has held since 2000.

"I have long felt that I would know when it was time to retire and turn this job over to the next generation and that time is now," the 61-year-old Auerbach said in January. "I admit that I want to spend more time with five wonderful grandchildren who bring me so much joy."

Auerbach has endorsed his special assistant, John Noguez, who is also a Huntington Park councilman.

Among the other contenders, four other men with ties to the Office of the Assessor have filed to run – John Lewis Dortch, an assessor's division chief, and deputy assessors Adrian A. Gomez, Dan Kumaus and John "Lower Taxes" Loew.

Because Auerbach will not be filing to run for re-election, the filing deadline will be extended five days.