2022 Los Angeles mayoral election

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2022 Los Angeles mayoral election

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Mayor before election

Eric Garcetti

Elected Mayor


The 2022 Los Angeles mayoral election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the Mayor of Los Angeles. The primary for this election, a top-two primary by California law, will take place on June 7, 2022.[1] Incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti will be ineligible to seek a third term due to term limits, but is serving an extended second term due to a law moving election dates.[2]


Major declared candidates[edit]

The following candidates (listed alphabetically) have held office, have been included in polls, or have been the subject of significant media coverage.

Candidate Experience Announced Ref
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.png
Mike Feuer
18th Los Angeles City Attorney
Member of the California State Assembly from the 42nd district
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 5th district
March 9, 2020


Other declared candidates[edit]

  • Eden Cristo, grassroots founder of We Humyns (a group intending to get humans to Mars)[5]
  • YJ Draiman, perennial candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles and father of Disturbed lead singer David Draiman[6][unreliable source?]
  • G. Juan Johnson, legal advocate[7]
  • Helan Mahmood, co-founder of fashion brand Don Kaka[8]
  • William Rodriguez Morrison, community organizer and perennial candidate[1]
  • Alestar Van Mater, real estate agent (party preference: Republican)[9]





See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "LA City Attorney Mike Feuer says he wants to be mayor, kicking off early group of entrants in 2022 races". March 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles mayor wins re-election in landslide". March 8, 2017 – via www.reuters.com.
  3. ^ Smith, Dakota. "City Atty. Mike Feuer says he's running for L.A. mayor". Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  4. ^ Stuart, Gwynedd (March 10, 2020). "City Attorney Mike Feuer Is Running for Mayor of Los Angeles".
  5. ^ "Eden Cristo mayoral campaign announcement".
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Elections - Los Angeles Elections 2022". losangeleselections.com.
  7. ^ "A Letter of Thanks". Random Lengths News. September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ Spectrum1News - "Student Drops Out of College to Run for LA Mayor & Uses TikTok to Campaign"
  9. ^ Van Mater for Mayor Los Angeles
  10. ^ "LA councilman for San Pedro, Joe Buscaino, elected to lead National League of Cities, raising his political profile". November 26, 2019.
  11. ^ Blum, Steven (April 22, 2019). "Mall Mogul Rick Caruso Is Considering Running for Mayor".
  12. ^ DeFranco, Philip (January 20, 2021). "My wife has officially given me her blessing to run for Mayor of LA". Twitter.
  13. ^ Feb. 10, David Zahniser Staff Writer; Am, 20205 (February 10, 2020). "They're running for L.A. City Council — but not ruling out a bid for mayor in 2022". Los Angeles Times.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  15. ^ Preston, Stefan; Articles, More; March 17, 2020 (March 17, 2020). "'The Office' Star B.J. Novak Confirms He May Run for Mayor of LA Someday".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  16. ^ "In South L.A., a veteran Democrat finds himself facing candidates on his left". Los Angeles Times. February 28, 2020.