2022 Los Angeles mayoral election

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2022 Los Angeles mayoral election

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Incumbent Mayor

Eric Garcetti

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
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Joe Buscaino
President pro tempore of the Los Angeles City Council
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 15th district
Former Los Angeles Police Department officer
March 15, 2021
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Mike Feuer
18th Los Angeles City Attorney
Former member of the California State Assembly from the 42nd district
Former 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)[7]
  • Kevin Dalton, populist candidate[8]
  • YJ Draiman, perennial candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles and father of Disturbed lead singer David Draiman[9][unreliable source?]
  • Sean Enright, construction worker[10]
  • Alex Gruenenfelder, social justice advocate[11]
  • Evan Jasek, web developer[12]
  • G. Juan Johnson, legal advocate[13]
  • Joseph May, engineer[14]
  • Helan Mahmood, co-founder of fashion brand Don Kaka[15]
  • William Rodriguez Morrison, community organizer and perennial candidate[1]



  • Alestar Van Mater, real estate agent[21]



Alex Gruenenfelder

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 (March 15, 2021). "Councilman Joe Buscaino, a longtime LAPD officer, enters race for L.A. mayor in 2022". The Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ "Councilman Joe Buscaino enters race for L.A. mayor in 2022, places homelessness, rising crime at top of to-do list". KTLA. March 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Smith, Dakota. "City Atty. Mike Feuer says he's running for L.A. mayor". Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  6. ^ Stuart, Gwynedd (March 10, 2020). "City Attorney Mike Feuer Is Running for Mayor of Los Angeles".
  7. ^ "Eden Cristo mayoral campaign announcement".
  8. ^ "Solutions | Los Angeles". Next LA Mayor.
  9. ^ "Los Angeles Elections - Los Angeles Elections 2022". losangeleselections.com.
  10. ^ "Home". Enright For Mayor LA 2022.
  11. ^ Mayor 2022, Alex Gruenenfelder for. "Alex Gruenenfelder Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2022". PRLog.
  12. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanjasek/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "A Letter of Thanks". Random Lengths News. September 8, 2020.
  14. ^ May, Joseph. Twitter https://twitter.com/MayforLA/status/1369091047884783617. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Student Drops Out of College to Run for LA Mayor & Uses TikTok to Campaign". spectrumnews1.com.
  16. ^ Blum, Steven (April 22, 2019). "Mall Mogul Rick Caruso Is Considering Running for Mayor".
  17. ^ 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)
  18. ^ https://twitter.com/dakotacdsmith/status/1184522862369083394. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ a b c "L.A. Council President Nury Martinez 'seriously considering' a bid for mayor, advisor says". Los Angeles Times. May 5, 2021.
  20. ^ "In South L.A., a veteran Democrat finds himself facing candidates on his left". Los Angeles Times. February 28, 2020.
  21. ^ "Los Angeles Mayorial Candidate Alestar Van Mater Speaks at Political Rally". September 10, 2020.
  22. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/mikebonin/status/1389981806296895496?s=21. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "PLEASE STOP! DON'T DO THIS... The Rock, Dr. Seuss "Cancelled" Explained, DeFranco LA Mayor, & More" – via www.youtube.com.
  24. ^ "Maebe's Endorsements for Change: Alex Gruenenfelder for Mayor of Los Angeles". Instagram.
  25. ^ a b c d e "Endorsements". Alex Gruenenfelder for Mayor of Los Angeles.
  26. ^ "@BraddonM endorses @MayorAlexLA for Mayor". Twitter.
  27. ^ "The Blue Project is thrilled to endorse Alex Gruenenfelder for Mayor of Los Angeles..." Instagram.
  28. ^ "Respect Your Roots endorses Alex Gruenenfelder for Mayor of Los Angeles". Instagram.
  29. ^ "Worn Not Torn Exchange endorsement for mayor". Instagram.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites