This race could easily change, with third place candidate Tom O'Grady only 61 votes behind Ryu. Ryu could be the first Asian-American to serve on the council since Mike Woo left the council in 1993 in an unsuccessful bid for mayor. The issue has been particularly hot as Koreatown residents felt that the 2011 redistricting split the Asian neighborhoods in favor of Herb Wesson. Wesson easily edged Koreatown activist Grace Yoo.
Nury Martinez easily beat Cindy Montañez in the rematch from 2011 in district 6. And, Gloria Molina's effort to unseat Jose Huizar fell far short in a move from a termed-out position on the Board of Supervisors to the City Council.
The charter amendments to move City Council and LAUSD elections to even-numbered years easily passed with 76% of the vote.