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Karen Bass is elected mayor, becoming the first woman to lead L.A.

Representative Karen Bass defeated businessman Rick Caruso in the mayoral election of Los Angeles, the Associated Press forecasts reported on Wednesday, making her the first woman and second Black Angeleno elected leader in the citys 241-year history.
The 69-year-old congressman was on his way to victory even though Caruso had spent more than $100 million of his own fortune running for mayor, breaking local spending records and pumping unprecedented sums into TV coverage and advertising.

"The people of Los Angeles have sent a clear message: this is the time for change and this is the time for urgency," Bass said in a Wednesday statement. He found out about it at the congressional offices in Los Angeles.

He said his message to the city was a promise to "end homelessness", "crime prevention and rapid response", and make Los Angeles accessible to working families. - Posted on : 16-November-2022

The LA Times supports Bass in the Los Angeles mayoral election

The Los Angeles Times editorial board said Thursday it would support Rep. Karen Bass over fellow Democratic Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick Caruso with less than a month until Election Day.

The editorial staff that supported Bass during the primary said they would continue to do so, noting his work in both the California State Assembly and Congress. The newspaper also noted how Bass attempted to engage with the community after leaked recordings showed three members of the Los Angeles City Council making racist remarks, shaking the city.
“Bass is already doing his job trying to repair the damage done by the leaked racist statements made by councilors Nura Martinez, Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo during a private meeting last year with Los Angeles County Federation of Labor leaders. . Ron Herrera," wrote the editorial office.

“On Tuesday, he called a meeting for community leaders and elected officials to begin voicing the concerns expressed in the video and to strengthen the multiracial coalition that the scandal could shatter. City leaders cannot work together to solve problems without shared trust, understanding and mission.”
The article also argued that Bass had shown an ability to conform to his party members, including while working to reform the congressional police force and cut educational and social programs that he had previously advocated during the Great Recession.

Bass thanked the newspaper for their support on Twitter.

The Los Angeles mayoral race fell to Bass and Caruso after neither was able to win outright, receiving more than 50 percent of the vote in Junes nonpartisan primaries. - Posted on : 23-October-2022


No candidate received a majority

The 2013 Los Angeles mayoral election was held on March 5, 2013, to elect the mayor of Los Angeles. No candidate received a majority of the primary votes to be elected outright, and the top two finishers, Democrats Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have advanced to a runoff vote on May 21, 2013. - Posted on : 05-May-2013

The 2013 Los Angeles mayoral election

The 2013 Los Angeles mayoral election is an upcoming election scheduled for March 5, 2013. Antonio Villaraigosa, the current mayor, will be unable to run due to term limits.
Los Angeles holds non-partisan elections. In practice however, most mayoral candidates and city councilmembers are Democrats. The following people have filed with the City Ethics Commission to be eligible to begin fundraising:
Wendy Greuel, City Controller and former President Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council 2nd District.
Jan Perry, City Councilwoman 9th District.
YJ Draiman, Neighborhood Council Boardmember representing the Los Angeles Northridge East Neighborhood Council District 12.
Kevin James, Conservative Radio Talk Show Host and Attorney
First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner
Filmmaker Malcolm Mays
Jose F. Di Raimondo
Potential Candidates
Several other political and business leaders have hinted at a run for mayor in 2013, though none of them have officially announced their intentions or formed an exploratory committee. Source
Description above from the Wikipedia article Los Angeles mayoral election, 2013, licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here. Community Pages are not affiliated with, or endorsed by, anyone associated with the topic. - Posted on : 09-August-2011

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