Eric Garcetti Wins Race for L.A. Mayor

Eric Garcetti is thge new mayor-elect of Los Angeles, deffeating Wendy Greuel, the L.A. Times reports:

GarcettiGarcetti will be the first elected Jewish mayor of the city. At 42, he will also be the youngest in more than a century. He is scheduled to take office July 1.

"Thank you Los Angeles," Garcetti wrote in a Tweet posted at 2:52 a.m. "The hard work begins but I am honored to lead this city for the next four years. Let's make this a great city again."

During early returns Tuesday, Greuel led the mayor's race by a slight margin. But as the night wore on, Garcetti's lead grew. Election tallies from the City Clerk's office posted at 1:38 a.m., with nearly 73% of precincts reporting, showed Greuel had fallen eight points behind Garcetti.

After seeing those numbers—Greuel 46%, Garcetti 54%—she called Garcetti at 1:42 a.m. to concede the race.

Read a profile here of Garcetti's activism in LGBT rights from Frontiers writer Karen Ocamb.


  1. robert says

    Garcetti and Gruel are both on the “right” side of things on gay rights, however, Garcetti has been more vocal and present. I was there when Garcetti helped dedicate the memorial to the Mattachine Society in Silverlake, and he seems to genuinely care about doing right by GLBT folks. He should be a strong voice for equality, and L.A. is lucky to have him continue Villagerosa’s commitment to very public advocacy of equality.

  2. Derrick from Philly says

    @ Channeling Angela,

    “It would be nice if it got to the point where you couldn’t win an election without the gay vote, everywhere.”

    well, that’s already the case in many municipal elections.

    Statewide elections? well, all Democrats know they need Gay fund raising money whether in blue New Jersey or red Louisiana. Also, Gay activists work hard for Democrats in getting out the vote among all voters.

  3. David Hearne says

    Another LA mayor who thinks illegal immigration is swell. Or should I say, another unamerican who thinks illegal immigration is swell?

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