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Herd to Face Koretz in 5th District Council Race

Challenger is a founder of the Westwood Neighborhood Council.

Mark Herd has jumped into the campaign to unseat Councilman Paul Koretz in the March 5 election.

Koretz has already raised $150,000 for the 5th District race. Herd told the Daily News that he has yet to to begin fundraising.

A founder of the Westwood Neigborhood Council, Herd told the Daily News he is not familiar with the Valley portion of the district, which includes Encino. However, "When it comes to Valley issues, I tell people I would keep an open mind and listen to everyone to try to do what's right for the community and what people want," Herd said.

"The reason I'm running? To be honest, one of them is accountability in this election," Herd told the Daily News. "I think in a democracy we need to stimulate the conversation and no one should run unopposed."

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Editor's Note: - An earlier version of this story mispelled Mark Herd's name as Herd.

venicebeachpress.com January 25, 2013 at 04:48 AM
1. Website www.voteherd.com 2. Patch Articles on MMH http://centurycity.patch.com/search?keywords=Mark+Herd 3. Video: Herd vs. Villaraigosa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qelLDIK61rc Westwood Neighborhood Councilman 2010 - 2014 Westwood Homeowners Association Boardmember 2009 Park Ashton HOA - President 2004 - 2008 - 2010 Campaign Managers Eder Goldbach Val Kremer Campaign Finance Mgr. Mitchell Stein

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