Los Angeles mayoral election, 2005

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 2005
Los Angeles
2001 ←
March 8, 2005 (2005-03-08) and May 17, 2005 (2005-05-17)
→ 2009

Turnout 33.94%
  Antonio Villaraigosa portrait.jpg Dianne Feinstein and James Hahn at the Long Beach Port.jpg
Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa James Hahn
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 289,116 203,968
Percentage 58.63% 41.37%

Mayor before election

James Hahn
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Antonio Villaraigosa
Democratic

The 2005 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on March 8, 2005, with a run-off election on May 17, 2005. In a rematch of the 2001 election, Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa defeated the sitting mayor, James Hahn, becoming the city's first Hispanic mayor since the 19th century.[1]

Results[edit]

Although Villaraigosa garnered the plurality of votes in the general election, his lack of an outright majority forced a special election between him and the incumbent Hahn. With less than 34% of registered voters participating, Villaraigosa won the runoff handily.

Primary election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral primary election, March 8, 2005[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa 136,242 33.10% +2.67%
Democratic James Hahn 97,049 23.58% -1.47%
Democratic Robert Hertzberg 90,495 21.99%
Democratic Bernard C. Parks 55,808 13.56%
Democratic Richard Alarcon 14,815 3.60%
Republican Walter Moore 11,409 2.77%
Peace and Freedom Wendy Lyons 1,963 0.48%
Independent Addie M. Miller 1,287 0.31%
Reform Martin Luther King Aubrey, Sr. 868 0.21%
Republican Bill Wyatt 762 0.19%
Socialist Workers Bruce Harry Darian 512 0.12%
American Independent Ted Crisell 394 0.10%
Total votes 411,604 100.00%
Turnout 420,570 28.53% -5.00%
Registered electors 1,474,186

General election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral general election, May 17, 2005[4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa 289,116 58.63% +12.16%
Democratic James Hahn 203,968 41.37% -12.16%
Total votes 493,084 100.00%
Turnout 498,729 33.94% -3.73%
Registered electors 1,469,296
Democratic hold Swing

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