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It wasn't so much that voters rejected female candidates for the 11 offices on this year's ballot, although Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry were both serious candidates for mayor, and Ana Cubas made the runoff in the 9th Council District race but fell short. But there were no women at all running for city attorney or controller, or for several of the City Council offices. From July 1, when the all-male victors took office, to Aug. 2, when they were joined by new Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Hall had no elected women in office for the first time in decades.<br><br>

Above: L.A. City Hall.<br><br>

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( Los Angeles Times )

It wasn't so much that voters rejected female candidates for the 11 offices on this year's ballot, although Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry were both serious candidates for mayor, and Ana Cubas made the runoff in the 9th Council District race but fell short. But there were no women at all running for city attorney or controller, or for several of the City Council offices. From July 1, when the all-male victors took office, to Aug. 2, when they were joined by new Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Hall had no elected women in office for the first time in decades.

Above: L.A. City Hall.

MORE YEAR IN REVIEW:
Ted Rall's five best cartoons of 2013
6 developments that changed Latin America in 2013
10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages in 2013

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