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Filing for L.A. Elections Begins

The deadline to file a declaration of intention to become a candidate in L.A. city race is noon Saturday.

The filing period begins Monday for the March 5 Los Angeles City election when three citywide offices, including mayor, eight City Council seats and three school board seats will be on the ballot.

City Council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry, City Controller Wendy Greuel, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin James and tech company executive Emmanuel Pleitez have announced their candidacies to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits.

Controller candidates include Councilman Dennis Zine, marketing executive-turned activist Cary Brazeman and Ron Galperin, the president of the Quality and Productivity Commission and former chairman of the city's Commission on Revenue Efficiency.

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich will be challenged by termed-out Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, a former councilman who unsuccessfully ran for city attorney in 2001.

The other offices on the March 5 ballot are City Council seats for the First, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th and 15th districts, Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education seats for the Second, Fourth and Sixth districts, and Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees seats 2, 4, 6 and 7.

The deadline to file a declaration of intention to become a candidate is noon Saturday.

Candidates who have filed their declaration of intention to become a candidate may obtain their nomination petitions beginning Saturday. The period to file completed nominating petitions ends on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.

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