Los Angeles mayoral election, 2017

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 2017
Los Angeles
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  Eric Garcetti cropped.jpg
Candidate Eric Garcetti Mitchell Schwartz
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 331,310 33,228
Percentage 81.4% 8.2%

Mayor before election

Eric Garcetti
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Eric Garcetti
Democratic

The 2017 Los Angeles mayoral election was held on March 7, 2017 to elect the mayor of Los Angeles. Due to a change in the city's election calendar to align mayoral elections with statewide elections, the winner stood to serve a term of five years and four months instead of the usual four years.[1]

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan. Incumbent Eric Garcetti won a record 81.4% share of the vote in the primary, eliminating the need for a run-off. However, voting turnout was relatively low at 20%.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Paul E. Amori[3]
  • Y.J. Draiman, businessman, member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council and candidate for Mayor in 2013[3]
  • Eric Garcetti, incumbent Mayor of Los Angeles[4][1]
  • David Hernandez, activist[3]
  • David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg, activist[5]
  • Rudy Melendez, laborer[3]
  • Frantz Pierre, activist[6]
  • Eric Preven, writer[3]
  • Mitchell Schwartz, political strategist, environmentalist and entrepreneur[7]
  • Diane "Pinky" Harman, retired teacher[5]
  • Yuval Kremer, teacher[5]
  • Dennis Richter, factory worker[5]

Withdrawn[edit]

Results[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral election, 2017[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Eric Garcetti 331,310 81.37
Nonpartisan Mitchell Jack Schwartz 33,228 8.16
Nonpartisan David Hernandez 13,346 3.28
Nonpartisan Diane "Pinky" Harman 5,115 1.26
Nonpartisan David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg 4,809 1.18
Nonpartisan Dennis Richter 4,558 1.12
Nonpartisan YJ J Draiman 3,705 0.91
Nonpartisan Frantz Pierre 3,386 0.83
Nonpartisan Eric Preven 3,023 0.74
Nonpartisan Yuval Kremer 2,436 0.60
Nonpartisan Paul E. Amori 2,231 0.55
Total votes 407,147 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Brien, Brendan (March 8, 2017). "Los Angeles mayor wins re-election in landslide". Reuters. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ "A 20% turnout in L.A.'s mayoral election wasn't a record low after all, final results show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Bartholomew, Dana (November 11, 2016). "A dozen hopefuls step up to the starting line for Los Angeles mayoral race". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ Jamison, Peter. "Mayor Eric Garcetti quietly launches fundraising for 2017 reelection". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (6 January 2017). "CONSOLIDATED MUNICIPAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS FINAL LIST OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO APPEAR ON THE BALLOT" (PDF). Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. pp. 27–28. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mayor Garcetti Has His First Opponent, Apparently - Los Angeles Magazine". 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  7. ^ Jamison, Peter (January 26, 2016). "Former Obama campaign official says he will challenge Eric Garcetti in 2017". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ Jamison, Peter; Blume, Howard (June 27, 2016). "Charter school founder Steve Barr to challenge Garcetti in 2017". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ Roderick, Kevin (June 27, 2016). "Steve Barr says he's in for run against Garcetti". LA Observed. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Charter Schools Founder Steve Barr Drops L.A. Mayoral Bid, Leaving Garcetti's Path to Re-Election Clear". KTLA. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ Haynes, William (December 9, 2016). "William Haynes on Twitter". Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Consolidated Municipal and Special ElectionsMarch 7, 2017". Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. March 20, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 

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