Garcetti Re-Elected as L.A. Mayor

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Eric Garcetti ’92, SIPA ’93 was elected to a second term as mayor of Los Angeles on March 7. While the ballots were still being counted as CCT went to press, the victory was said to be one of the biggest landslides in the city’s history, with Garcetti, a Democrat, holding more than 80 percent of the vote over 10 lesser-known rivals. “I want to thank the citizens who voted for me; you made this moment possible,” he told supporters at a victory party, speaking in both English and Spanish. Garcetti has been L.A.’s mayor since 2013 and is often mentioned as a future candidate for higher office. He is a fourth-generation Angeleno and a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve.