Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a press conference in Los Angeles. Jan. 25. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS.

Eric Garcetti elected to second term as LA mayor


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was elected to a second four-year term.

Garcetti, 46, a Democrat, was reelected on Tuesday with 81 percent of the vote, defeating 10 other opponents. Voter turnout was low, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Garcetti, who was a councilman for 12 years before being elected mayor for the first time in 2013, is the son of a Jewish mother and was raised Jewish. On his father’s side, he is of mixed Italian and Mexican heritage.
Los Angeles’ 600,000 Jews, about six percent of the city population of some 4 million residents, make up the second-largest Jewish community in the United States.