Rep. Karen Bass Projected To Win L.A. Mayor’s Race

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Los Angeles mayoral candidate, U.S. Rep.Karen Bass (D-CA) speaks at a rally attended by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on the campus of UCLA the day before Election Day on November 7, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Bass faces billionaire businessman Rick Caruso.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Left-wing California Democratic Rep. Karen Bass is projected to become the next mayor of Los Angeles.
  • Eight days after polls closed, only 70% of the vote is in, yet the Associated Press called the race for Bass, who led Republican Rick Caruso by a 53.1% to 46.9% margin. The race did not include a Republican candidate, though Caruso was previously registered as a member of the party.
  • Bass will succeed outgoing Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has served since 2013.

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