Compton mayor race: Aja Brown nears victory


Omar Bradley fell short in Tuesday's election, getting 36 percent of the votes versus Brown's 63 percent. These results are not finalized yet, as vote-by-mail ballots still need to be accounted for.

Bradley served two terms as mayor, but he was convicted in 2004 of misappropriating public funds. According to prosecutors, Bradley used a city-issued credit card for personal expenses, including shoes, cigars and a hotel stay.

An appeals court tossed the conviction last August but prosecutors plan to retry him.

Brown is a 31-year-old University of Southern California graduate with a degree in urban planning. Her campaign focused on making municipal government more transparent.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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