Mike Bonin will succeed his boss, Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, after winning enough votes yesterday to avoid a May runoff. Both men are openly gay. Rosendahl is stepping down to focus on his health as he battles cancer.
Another Victory Fund endorsee, Ron Galperin, has advanced to a runoff on May 21 for the office of City Controller. Galperin would be the first openly LGBT elected official to win citywide in Los Angeles.
Other Victory-endorsed area candidates advancing yesterday include David Vela, who will compete in a runoff for a seat on the Los Angeles Community College District board. Winning reelection outright were West Hollywood City Council members John Duran and Jeff Prang.