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Los Angeles mayoral election, 2009


Los Angeles mayoral election, 2009

Los Angeles mayoral election, 2009

March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)

Turnout 17.90%
Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa Walter Moore
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 152,613 71,937
Percentage 55.65% 26.23%

Mayor before election

Antonio Villaraigosa

Elected Mayor

Antonio Villaraigosa

The 2009 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on March 3, 2009. Incumbent mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was re-elected overwhelming and faced no serious opponent. Since Los Angeles holds nonpartisan elections, there was no Democratic or Republican primary. Villaraigosa would have faced a run-off against second place-finisher Walter Moore had he failed to win a majority of the vote.

Villaraigosa won the election despite having generally unfavorable approval ratings. He was credited with winning because more well-known and better-funded candidates, such as developer Rick Caruso, declined to run.


Los Angeles mayoral general election, March 3, 2009[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa 152,613 55.65% +22.55%
Republican Walter Moore[4] 71,937 26.23% +23.46%
Independent Gordon Turner 17,554 6.40%
Independent David "Zuma Dogg" Saltzburg 9,115 3.32%
Independent Stevan Torres 9,114 3.31%
Republican David R. Hernandez 5,225 1.91%
Independent Craig X. Rubin 4,158 1.51%
Party for Socialism and Liberation Carlos Alvarez 3,047 1.11%
Socialist Workers James Harris 2,461 0.90%
Republican Phil Jennerjahn 2,432 0.89%
Total votes 274,233 100.00%
Turnout 285,658 17.90% -10.63%
Registered electors 1,596,165
Democratic hold Swing

References and footnotes

  1. ^ "City of Los Angeles Primary Nominating & Consolidated Elections Official Election Results March 3, 2009".  
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns. 
  3. ^ Officially all candidates are non-partisan.
  4. ^ Although Walter Moore is often listed as a Republican, he insists he is an independent.

External links

  • Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles
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