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The victory of Nury Martinez

It was clear that there would be one woman in City Hall after a special election primary for a City Council seat in the San Fernando Valley resulted in a runoff between school board member Nury Martinez and former Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez. But Montanez led by a comfortable enough margin in the primary, and had accumulated a large enough campaign treasury, that she was surprised by Martinez's come-from-behind victory. Above: Martinez celebrates with supporters at her campaign headquarters in July. 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 Los Angeles Times