Ankur Patel Loses Bid for Los Angeles City Controller

Ankur Patel

Ankur Patel, a 27-year-old labor organizer for a healthcare organization, placed fifth in a six-candidate race for Los Angeles City Controller March 5.

The two candidates who received the most votes — attorney Ron Galperin and Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine — finished in a virtual tie and are headed for a runoff May 21.

In unofficial results, Galperin received 95,507 votes (37.12%) and Zine 95,268 (37.12%).

Patel’s vote total of 14,405 (5.59%) trailed disability advocate Analilia Joya’s 24,868 votes (9.66%) and marketing executive Cary Brazeman 18,282 (7.10%), but bested business owner Jeff Bornstein’s 8,918 (3.46%) vote total.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Patel worked as a teacher and entrepreneur in South Korea, China, and India, and as a field biologist in the University of California system (I-W, March 5).

The Indian American candidate refused to accept any campaign donations and urged voters to support his candidacy for more transparency in city government.

 

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