After a tough race, Democratic City Councilman Eric Garcetti beat out Democratic city controller Wendy Greuel to become the first Jewish mayor of Los Angeles, by a margin of 54-46 percent.
“Los Angeles is ready to put the recession in the rearview mirror and become the city of opportunity that I grew up in once again,” he said Tuesday night, the New York Times reports. “It’s time for Los Angeles not just to be a big city, but a great city once again. Whether you’re down and out, or whether you’re at the top, we all believe one thing, that L.A. is worth fighting for.”
In a tweet early Wednesday morning, Garcetti said:
Had she won, Greuel would have been the first female mayor of the city.