City Councilman Eric Garcetti beat out opponent Wendy Greuel to become the city's newest mayor. He took 54% of the vote compared to Greuel's 46% in preliminary results. Turnout was estimated to be about 19% and some 345,000 votes were cast in all the races.
In other races, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich was unseated by former Assemblyman Mike Feuer; Monica Ratliff bested Antonio Sanchez for the 6th District seat on the Los Angeles school board. Measure D, which would limit the number of marijuana dispensaries in the city, passed with 63% of the vote.
Fernando Guerra, professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University where he is Director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Raphe Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Senior Fellow, School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California
Marcy Stech, National Press Secretary, Emily’s List