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Los Angeles Elected its First Female Mayor in 241 years, Karen Bass claims Victory

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Karen Bass

Karen Bass

Rep. Karen Bass was elected as the second Black Los Angeles mayor in the city’s 241-year history after she defeated businessman and former Republican Rick Caruso.

The 69-year-old leader of the Congress amassed wealth by spending over $100 million on her mayoral campaign, an unusual decision to support votes like field outreach and television advertising. The congresswoman, who was well-known for her ability to forge alliances, concentrated on three key issues “solve homelessness,” “to prevent and act urgently in case of any crime,” and “creating Los Angeles an affordable place for working families.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, Bass stated during her campaign that once in office, her top priority would be to proclaim a state of emergency regarding homelessness and strive to find homes for the almost 41,000 people who currently live in tents.

After her victory, Karen sent out a loud and clear message On Wednesday evening, “The people of Los Angeles have sent a clear message: it is time for change and it is time for urgency.”

Caruso. 63-year-old businessman spent more money than Bass during the election campaign, yet he eventually fell short of victory. He said, “I’m proud of the work we did to engage long-neglected communities, giving a voice to the unheard, and to the light we shined on the biggest challenges facing our great city.” He continued by saying that for the time being, the city must assist Mayor-elect Bass in her efforts to resolve problems.

As soon as Bass takes power as Los Angeles’ 43rd mayor, following Eric Garcetti, her motivations will become more powerful.

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