Eric Garcetti reelected to second term as LA mayor

By JTA
March 8, 2017 16:00

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

Garcetti, 46, a Democrat, was reelected on Tuesday with 81 percent of the vote, defeating 10 other opponents. The voter turnout was low, however, 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 6 percent of the city population of some 4 million residents, make up the second largest Jewish community in the United States.


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