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Sheriff Baca endorses Laurette Healey in Assembly race

January 10, 2012 |  2:11 pm

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, a Republican, has endorsed businesswoman Laurette Healey, one of several Democrats running for a newly drawn Assembly seat.

Healey is running for the open 46th District seat in the San Fernando Valley.

Baca, like some other office-holders, has been known to endorse more than one candidate in a race.  For example, he supported both then-state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Councilman Bernard Parks in their 2008 battle for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors.

But Healey is the only one with his backing in this contest, a Baca spokesman said last week.  So far, at least.



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Photo: Sheriff Lee Baca. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times