2013 Los Angeles mayoral election

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2013 Los Angeles mayoral election

← 2009 March 5 and May 21, 2013 2017 →
Turnout23.0%
  Eric Garcetti in Suit and Tie (1).jpg Wendygreuel2012.jpg
Candidate Eric Garcetti Wendy Greuel
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First round vote 121,930 106,748
First round percentage 33.1% 29.0%
Runoff vote 222,300 187,609
Runoff percentage 54.23% 45.77%

 
Candidate Kevin James Jan Perry
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First round vote 60,164 58,472
First round percentage 16.3% 15.9%
Runoff vote N/A N/A
Runoff percentage N/A N/A

Los Angeles Mayoral election, 2013.svg
Results by city council district
Garcetti:      50–60%      60–70%
Greuel:      50–60%      60–70%

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, 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.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Austin Beutner, current Los Angeles Times publisher, former deputy mayor and former investment banker[8]

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 source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Yehuda
Draiman
Eric
Garcetti
Wendy
Greuel
Kevin
James
Addie
Miller
Jan
Perry
Emanuel
Pleitez
Norton
Sandler
Other Undecided
SurveyUSA February 28–March 3, 2013 541 ± 4.3% 1% 26% 28% 15% 1% 12% 9% 1% 7%
USC/LA Times February 24–27, 2013 500 ± 4% 27% 25% 15% 14% 5% 1% 14%
SurveyUSA February 14–17, 2013 509 ± 4.4% 1% 26% 23% 14% 3% 12% 6% 2% 13%
SurveyUSA January 28–30, 2013 429 ± 4.8% 3% 24% 20% 12% 3% 15% 7% 2% 15%
SurveyUSA January 12–15, 2013 544 ± 4.3% 2% 26% 18% 12% 3% 12% 4% 2% 20%

Results[edit]

Mayoral election results, March 5, 2013[14][15]
Candidate Votes %
Eric Garcetti 121,930 33.1%
Wendy Greuel 106,748 29.0%
Kevin James 60,164 16.3%
Jan Perry 58,472 15.9%
Emanuel Pleitez 15,263 4.1%
Norton Sandler 2,002 0.5%
Addie Miller 1,810 0.5%
YJ Draiman 1,543 0.4%
Total votes 377,881 100%

Runoff[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Eric
Garcetti
Wendy
Greuel
Undecided
SurveyUSA May 15–18, 2013 573 ± 4.2% 49% 44% 7%
USC Price/Los Angeles Times May 14–16, 2013 500 ± 4.4% 48% 41% 11%
SurveyUSA May 5–8, 2013 556 ± 4.2% 46% 46% 8%
Brown/Cal State April 29–May 7, 2013 674 ± 4% 45% 46% 9%
Working Californians April 25–28, 2013 705 ± 3.7% 39% 38% 23%
SurveyUSA April 22–25, 2013 486 ± 4.5% 42% 45% 13%
USC Price/Los Angeles Times April 15–17, 2013 500 ± 4.4% 50.3% 40% 10%
SurveyUSA April 8–10, 2013 478 ± 4.6% 49% 40% 11%
SurveyUSA March 23–26, 2013 523 ± 4.4% 47% 40% 13%

Results[edit]

Mayoral runoff results, May 21, 2013[16]
Candidate Votes % ±
Eric Garcetti 222,300 54.23% N/A
Wendy Greuel 187,609 45.77% N/A
Total votes 409,909 100% N/A

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. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011. 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. ^ Election Results
  16. ^ "Los Angeles Mayoral Election Results May 22, 2013". Retrieved 14 June 2014.

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