2009 Los Angeles mayoral election
|Elections in California|
The 2009 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on March 3, 2009. Incumbent mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was re-elected overwhelming and faced no serious opponent. Since Los Angeles holds nonpartisan elections, there was no Democratic or Republican primary. Villaraigosa would have faced a run-off against second place-finisher Walter Moore had he failed to win a majority of the vote.
Villaraigosa won the election despite having generally unfavorable approval ratings. He was credited with winning because more well-known and better-funded candidates, such as developer Rick Caruso, declined to run.
|Democratic||Antonio Villaraigosa (incumbent)||152,613||55.65%||+22.55%|
|Independent||David "Zuma Dogg" Saltzburg||9,115||3.32%|
|Republican||David R. Hernandez||5,225||1.91%|
|Independent||Craig X. Rubin||4,158||1.51%|
|Socialism and Liberation||Carlos Alvarez||3,047||1.11%|
|Socialist Workers||James Harris||2,461||0.90%|
References and footnotes
- "City of Los Angeles Primary Nominating & Consolidated Elections Official Election Results March 3, 2009" (PDF). Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles. March 3, 2009. p. 2.
- "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns.
- Officially all candidates are non-partisan.
- Although Walter Moore is sometimes erroneously identified as a Republican.