It was an extremely close mayoral election in L.A. this year, but Eric Garcetti emerged as the winner and new mayor of Los Angeles.
The race was called at 3 a.m. on Wednesday when all the votes were tallied up, and Garcetti received 54 percent of the vote, making history as the first elected Jewish mayor in the history of Los Angeles. His opponent Wendy Greuel received 46 percent of the vote, and called Garcetti to concede around 2 a.m., LA Weekly reporter Gene Maddaus and Los Angeles Times reporter Seema Mehta tweeted.
Had Greuel won the race, she would have made history as the first female mayor of L.A.
Garcetti tweeted voters shortly before 3 a.m thanking them.:
“Thank you Los Angeles–the hard work begins but I am honored to lead this city for the next four years. Let’s make this a great city again.”