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.

2009 Los Angeles mayoral election

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Turnout17.90%
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Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa Walter Moore Gordon Turner
Party Democratic Independent Independent
Popular vote 152,613 71,937 17,554
Percentage 55.7% 26.2% 6.4%

Mayor before election

Antonio Villaraigosa
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Antonio Villaraigosa
Democratic

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.

ResultsEdit

Los Angeles mayoral general election, March 3, 2009[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa (incumbent) 152,613 55.65% +22.55%
Independent 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 footnotesEdit

  1. ^ "City of Los Angeles Primary Nominating & Consolidated Elections Official Election Results March 3, 2009" (PDF). Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles. March 3, 2009. p. 2.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns.
  3. ^ Officially all candidates are non-partisan.
  4. ^ Although Walter Moore is sometimes erroneously identified as a Republican.

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