Los Angeles mayoral election, 2013

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 2013
Los Angeles
2009 ←
May 21, 2013

 Eric Garcetti cropped.jpgWendygreuel2012.jpg
CandidateEric GarcettiWendy Greuel
PartyDemocraticDemocratic
Popular vote181,995155,497
Percentage54%46%

Mayor before election

Antonio Villaraigosa
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Eric Garcetti
Democratic

 
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Los Angeles mayoral election, 2013
Los Angeles
2009 ←
May 21, 2013

 Eric Garcetti cropped.jpgWendygreuel2012.jpg
CandidateEric GarcettiWendy Greuel
PartyDemocraticDemocratic
Popular vote181,995155,497
Percentage54%46%

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.

Election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Issues[edit]

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[edit]

Poll sourceDate(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Yehuda
Draiman
Eric
Garcetti
Wendy
Greuel
Kevin
James
Addie
Miller
Jan
Perry
Emanuel
Pleitez
Norton
Sandler
OtherUndecided
SurveyUSAFebruary 28–March 3, 2013541± 4.3%1%26%28%15%1%12%9%1%7%
USC Price/Los Angeles TimesFebruary 24–27, 2013500± 4%27%25%15%14%5%1%14%
SurveyUSAFebruary 14–17, 2013509± 4.4%1%26%23%14%3%12%6%2%13%
SurveyUSAJanuary 28–30, 2013429± 4.8%3%24%20%12%3%15%7%2%15%
SurveyUSAJanuary 12–15, 2013544± 4.3%2%26%18%12%3%12%4%2%20%

Results[edit]

Mayoral primary results, March 5, 2013[14]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticEric Garcetti121,93033.14%
DemocraticWendy Greuel106,74829.01%
RepublicanKevin James60,16416.34%
DemocraticJan Perry58,47215.89%
DemocraticEmanuel Pleitez15,2634.14%
Socialist WorkersNorton Sandler2,0020.54%
NonpartisanAddie Miller1,8100.49%
NonpartisanYJ Draiman1,5430.41%
Totals377,881100%

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

Runoff[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll sourceDate(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Eric
Garcetti
Wendy
Greuel
Undecided
SurveyUSAMay 15–18, 2013573± 4.2%49%44%7%
USC Price/Los Angeles TimesMay 14–16, 2013500± 4.4%48%41%11%
SurveyUSAMay 5–8, 2013556± 4.2%46%46%8%
Brown/Cal StateApril 29–May 7, 2013674± 4%45%46%9%
Working CaliforniansApril 25–28, 2013705± 3.7%39%38%23%
SurveyUSAApril 22–25, 2013486± 4.5%42%45%13%
USC Price/Los Angeles TimesApril 15–17, 2013500± 4.38%50.3%39.6%10.1%
SurveyUSAApril 8–10, 2013478± 4.6%49%40%11%
SurveyUSAMarch 23–26, 2013523± 4.4%47%40%13%

Results[edit]

Mayoral runoff results (non-final), May 21, 2013[15]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticEric Garcetti181,99553.92%
DemocraticWendy Greuel155,49746.07%
Totals337,492100%

In January 2013, the city had 1,812,665 registered voters;[16] 18.6% of them turned out in the runoff.

References[edit]

  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". LA Weekly. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Orlov, Rick (February 2, 2013). "Jay Draiman, Norton Sandler and Addie Miller are also running for L.A. mayor". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Behrens, Zach (September 8, 2011). "Eric Garcetti Now Running for Mayor of Los Angeles". KCET. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ McDonald, Patrick Range (March 1, 2011). "L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel Says She Wants To Be Your Next Mayor". LA Weekly. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Zahniser, David (March 15, 2011). "Talk radio host Kevin James to announce run for mayor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ Reston, Maeve (March 16, 2011). "L.A. Councilwoman Jan Perry jumps into the 2013 mayor's race". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Zahniser, David (July 6, 2012). "Former Villaraigosa aide Emanuel Pleitez, 29, to run for mayor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Linthicum, Kate (May 9, 2012). "Beutner quits mayor's race". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ Linthicum, Kate (October 11, 2012). "L.A. billionaire Rick Caruso says he won't run for mayor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ Zahniser, David (July 12, 2011). "State Sen. Padilla says he won't run for L.A. mayor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ Zahniser, David (August 23, 2012). "Zev Yaroslavsky says he will not run for L.A. mayor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ Willon, Phil (November 25, 2009). "L.A. faces $1-billion deficit by 2013; budget chief calls for pension reforms". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ Zahniser, David; Reston, Maeve (May 21, 2009). "Trutanich defeats Weiss in L.A. city attorney's race". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Los Angeles primary results, March 5, 2013". 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  15. ^ "Los Angeles Mayoral Election Results May 22, 2013". Los Angeles City Clerk. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  16. ^ OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK - ELECTION DIVISION (January 7, 2013). "REQUIRED SIGNATURES FOR SELECTED PETITIONS" (PDF). CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Retrieved 2013-10-12. "VOTER REGISTRATION* as of: 1/7/13 City of Los Angeles: 1,812,665 Los Angeles Unified School District: 2,141,031 Los Angeles Community College District: 2,497,746" 

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