Karen Bass on stage at the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Election Night party at the Hollywood Palladium on Nov. 8. Photo by Brian Feinzimer/LAist

By Josie Huang/LAist

Originally published Nov 17, 2022

Topline:

  • Karen Bass will become the first woman and second Black person to lead the city of Los Angeles. She gave her first remarks Thursday morning as mayor-elect at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles.

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Background: Bass, a Democrat, clinched the mayoral victory after Angelenos turned out in large numbers to vote in a contentious race that saw record-breaking spending by her rival, developer Rick Caruso. The Associated Press called the race Wednesday afternoon after vote count numbers released by the L.A. County Registrar showed her leading by more than 46,000 votes, or 53% of the ballots counted so far.

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