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Los Angeles mayoral election, 2013

Los Angeles mayoral election, 2013

May 21, 2013

 
Candidate Eric Garcetti Wendy Greuel
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 222,300 187,609
Percentage 54.2% 45.8%

Mayor before election

Antonio Villaraigosa
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Eric Garcetti
Democratic

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 advanced to a runoff vote. On May 21, 2013 Garcetti was elected mayor with a majority of the votes in the runoff.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan but candidates receive support and endorsements from their respective parties or affiliated organizations. The Los Angeles County Republican Party endorsed Kevin James, the lone Republican in the field, while the Los Angeles County Democratic Party supported the candidacies of Garcetti, Greuel, Perry and Pleitez without making an endorsement.

Incumbent mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was ineligible to run because of term limits.

Contents

  • Election 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Declared 1.1.1
      • Withdrew 1.1.2
      • Declined 1.1.3
    • Issues 1.2
    • Polling 1.3
    • Results 1.4
  • Runoff 2
    • Polling 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Election

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

  • Austin Beutner, deputy mayor and former investment banker[8]

Declined

Issues

Articles in the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News suggested that the fiscal state of Los Angeles will likely play a major role in the election.[12] Also a question is the role that Villaraigosa's popularity will play; in 2009 his support was seen as more of a liability than an asset.[13]

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Yehuda
Draiman
Eric
Garcetti
Wendy
Greuel
Kevin
James
Addie
Miller
Jan
Perry
Emanuel
Pleitez
Norton
Sandler
Other Unde-
cided
SurveyUSA February 28–March 3, 2013 541 ± 4.3% 1% 26% 28% 15% 1% 12% 9% 1% 7%
USC/LA Times February 24–27, 2013 500 ± 4% 27% 25% 15% 14% 5% 1% 14%
SurveyUSA February 14–17, 2013 509 ± 4.4% 1% 26% 23% 14% 3% 12% 6% 2% 13%
SurveyUSA January 28–30, 2013 429 ± 4.8% 3% 24% 20% 12% 3% 15% 7% 2% 15%
SurveyUSA January 12–15, 2013 544 ± 4.3% 2% 26% 18% 12% 3% 12% 4% 2% 20%

Results

Mayoral primary results, March 5, 2013[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Garcetti 121,930 33.14%
Democratic Wendy Greuel 106,748 29.01%
Republican Kevin James 60,164 16.34%
Democratic Jan Perry 58,472 15.89%
Democratic Emanuel Pleitez 15,263 4.14%
Socialist Workers Norton Sandler 2,002 0.54%
Nonpartisan Addie Miller 1,810 0.49%
Nonpartisan YJ Draiman 1,543 0.41%
Totals 377,881 100%

http://ens.lacity.org/clk/elections/clkelections52481641_03262013.pdf

Runoff

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Eric
Garcetti
Wendy
Greuel
Undecided
SurveyUSA May 15–18, 2013 573 ± 4.2% 49% 44% 7%
USC Price/Los Angeles Times May 14–16, 2013 500 ± 4.4% 48% 41% 11%
SurveyUSA May 5–8, 2013 556 ± 4.2% 46% 46% 8%
Brown/Cal State April 29–May 7, 2013 674 ± 4% 45% 46% 9%
Working Californians April 25–28, 2013 705 ± 3.7% 39% 38% 23%
SurveyUSA April 22–25, 2013 486 ± 4.5% 42% 45% 13%
USC Price/Los Angeles Times April 15–17, 2013 500 ± 4.38% 50.3% 39.6% 10.1%
SurveyUSA April 8–10, 2013 478 ± 4.6% 49% 40% 11%
SurveyUSA March 23–26, 2013 523 ± 4.4% 47% 40% 13%

Results

Mayoral runoff results, May 21, 2013[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Garcetti 222,300 54.23%
Democratic Wendy Greuel 187,609 45.77%
Totals 409,909 100%
Voter turnout 23.35%

References

  1. ^ Melnicoff, Mars (April 6, 2011). "YJ Draiman, Dad to Disturbed's Lead Singer: Top 5 Reasons Unknown Underdog 2013 L.A. Mayoral Candidate Is Freaking Interesting".  
  2. ^ a b c Orlov, Rick (February 2, 2013). "Jay Draiman, Norton Sandler and Addie Miller are also running for L.A. mayor".  
  3. ^ Behrens, Zach (September 8, 2011). "Eric Garcetti Now Running for Mayor of Los Angeles".  
  4. ^ McDonald, Patrick Range (March 1, 2011). "L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel Says She Wants To Be Your Next Mayor".  
  5. ^ Zahniser, David (March 15, 2011). "Talk radio host Kevin James to announce run for mayor".  
  6. ^ Reston, Maeve (March 16, 2011). "L.A. Councilwoman Jan Perry jumps into the 2013 mayor's race".  
  7. ^ Zahniser, David (July 6, 2012). "Former Villaraigosa aide Emanuel Pleitez, 29, to run for mayor".  
  8. ^ Linthicum, Kate (May 9, 2012). "Beutner quits mayor's race".  
  9. ^ Linthicum, Kate (October 11, 2012). "L.A. billionaire Rick Caruso says he won't run for mayor".  
  10. ^ Zahniser, David (July 12, 2011). "State Sen. Padilla says he won't run for L.A. mayor".  
  11. ^ Zahniser, David (August 23, 2012). "Zev Yaroslavsky says he will not run for L.A. mayor".  
  12. ^ Willon, Phil (November 25, 2009). "L.A. faces $1-billion deficit by 2013; budget chief calls for pension reforms".  
  13. ^ Zahniser, David; Reston, Maeve (May 21, 2009). "Trutanich defeats Weiss in L.A. city attorney's race".  
  14. ^ "Los Angeles primary results, March 5, 2013". 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  15. ^ "Los Angeles Mayoral Election Results May 22, 2013". Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

Jason Kandel 8 Vie for Los Angeles Mayor in Upcoming City Primary http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/8-Vie-for-Los-Angeles-Mayor-193402421.html

External links

  • YJ Draiman for Mayor
  • Eric Garcetti for Mayor
  • Wendy Greuel for Mayor
  • Kevin James for Mayor
  • Addie Miller for Mayor
  • Jan Perry for Mayor
  • Emanuel Pleitez for Mayor
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