Election results: Garcetti wins re-election bid by landslide, Measure H reaches majority

Los Angeles /
Mar.March 08, 2017 08:30 AM

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti triumphed in his re-election bid Tuesday in what’s believed to be one of the city’s biggest landslide victories.

Garcetti, a liberal democrat, had 80 percent of the vote as of the early hours of Wednesday morning, with nearly half the votes counted, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The mayor spent more than $3 million on his campaign despite facing only 10 little-known rivals, prompting speculation that he’s looking to run for higher office.

Meanwhile, a measure that would introduce a quarter-cent sales tax to help fight homelessness had nearly two thirds of the vote as of early Wednesday morning.

Measure H is slated to raise about $355 million a year over a decade to fund thousands of units of housing, supportive services and rent subsidies for the chronically homeless.

Voter turnout was extremely low. As of Tuesday night, it sat at just 11.45 percent. [LAT] — Katherine Clarke


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