Los Angeles elected a female mayor for the first time

Karen Bass was elected mayor of Los Angeles and she became the first woman to rule one of the largest cities in the USA, DPA reported, quoted by BTA.

Bass defeated billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso and will take over the city from current Mayor Eric Garcetti.

“This is my home, and I’m ready to serve with all my heart. And my promise to you is that we’re going to hit the ground running from day one,” Bass said. She noted that she had a phone conversation with Caruso and hopes he will continue to play a role in the city they both love.

“Congratulations to the newly elected Mayor Bass!” Garcetti declared for his part. “This is a historic moment and a victory for the people of Los Angeles,” he added.

When Bass announced she was running for mayor last September, she said her top priority would be tackling the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the US. She is a former speaker of the local state assembly and a parliamentarian in Congress. Bass is also the co-founder of an NGO in Los Angeles dealing with social and economic issues.

In 2020, Bass was on US President Joe Biden’s list of possible vice presidential candidates.

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