IN THE haredi city of Elad, Israel “Sruli” Porush not only confirmed a political dynasty, but created a revolution by becoming the city’s first Ashkenazi mayor. His predecessors, Yitzhak Idan, Tzvika Cohen and Tzuriel Krispal, are all members of Shas. Porush is the son of MK Meir Porush, who for 13 years was a member of the Jerusalem City Council, where at one stage he also served as deputy mayor. The younger Porush, one of 12 siblings and a ninth-generation Jerusalemite, is also the grandson of the late Menachem Porush, who was an MK from 1959 to 1994 and also served as deputy mayor of the capital from 1969-1974.In Beit She’an, which for years has been a bastion of the Levy family, Jackie Levy, one of 12 offspring of former three-time foreign minister David Levy, lost out to Rafi Ben-Shetrit. It was a very close call, with Ben-Shetrit beating Levy by only 99 votes. Before embarking on a career in national politics, David Levy was also mayor of Beit She’an.But the Levy family has not faded from the political scene. One of David Levy’s daughters, Orly Levy-Abecassis, is an extremely active MK who is dedicated to social welfare causes. It’s possible that David Levy may also return to the spotlight; his name has been touted as a possible candidate for president to succeed Shimon Peres.