Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti has been elected mayor of the United States’ second-largest city after defeating his rival by a margin of 8 points, according to preliminary results.
Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti opened a convincing election-night lead in his bid to become the first Jewish mayor of America’s second-largest city as it faces an increasingly gloomy financial outlook, returns showed late on Tuesday.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti leads City Controller Wendy Greuel by 7 percentage points in a tightening race for mayor of Los Angeles, according to the latest opinion poll, but the survey’s director said Greuel could still stage an upset in Tuesday’s election.
Los Angeles will soon have its first Jewish mayor — or one who is married to a Jew. But the two run-off candidates are focusing more on economics than ethnic politics.
Los Angeles mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel looked set for a run-off vote after a Tuesday primary election, in a race that has seen the two Democrats vow to slash business taxes to help the city rebound from a persistent economic slump.
Los Angeles voters head to the polls on Tuesday in a primary election to choose a new mayor, with the top candidates trumpeting the need to reduce business taxes to grow the economy.
For the first time in recent memory, there are no Jews among the mayoral contenders in New York. But in Los Angeles, three top candidates all have Jewish family ties.
Zev Yaroslavsky, the Los Angeles County Supervisor and longtime Southern California political force, has announced he will not enter the 2013 race for mayor of Los Angeles.
Wendy Greuel is the only one of four Los Angeles mayoral candidates who isn’t Jewish. That didn’t stop her from showing up at four synagogues during the High Holy Days.