As Los Angeles area protests over Donald Trump’s election continued and Hillary supporters tried to come to grips with their loss, city government was already looking to the next local election as Mayor Eric Garcetti filed a declaration of intention to run for a second term.
Garcetti has raised more than $2.2 million. He could be faced with at least two major challengers in the March 7, 2017 election — Green Dot charter school founder Steve Barr and political strategist Mitchell Schwartz.
Since Los Angeles adopted four-year terms for mayors effective with the 1925 election, only two of the nine mayors seeking second terms have been defeated — John C. Porter in 1933 and James Hahn in 2005.
Garcetti became the 10th person to file a declaration of intention to run for mayor. Also filing Wednesday was Nicole Angela Tinson, president of a nonprofit organization.
Candidates have until Friday to submit their declarations of intent to run. The period to submit nominating petitions runs from Saturday to Dec. 7.
—City News Service
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