City Councilman Eric Garcetti has won the Los Angeles mayor's race, becoming the first Jewish elected mayor in the city's history.
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.
— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) May 22, 2013
Garcetti defeated City Controller Wendy Greuel by eight points, 54 percent to 46 percent. Greuel was trying to become the city's first female mayor. The two candidates were competing in a runoff after no candidate won a majority of the vote in March.