How L.A. City Council District 13 Voted on Tuesday

Registered voters give overwhelming support for President Obama and the end of the death penalty in California.

Residents of the Elysian Valley, Atwater Village, Historic Filipinotown and parts of Los Feliz, Echo Park and Silver Lake in Los Angeles City Council District 13 showed they felt very strongly about certain things, including President Barack Obama, the end of the death penalty and a temporary tax for education.

83 percent of District 13's voters supported Barack Obama, compared to 69.3 percent in L.A.County and just 59.1 percent statewide.

They also voted strongly in favor of a state proposition that would end the death penalty in California, Proposition 34, which was defeated statewide.

68.3 percent of District 13's voters supported Proposition 34, which would have ended the death penalty in California. Statewide only 47.2 percent supported the measure.

District 13 votes also came out very strongly in favorite the temporary tax on elite earners for education proposed by Proposition 30. 75 percent voted in favor of the winning measure, compared to just 53.9 percent at the state level.

In a hotly contest runoff that pitted Echo Park resident Jimmy Gomez against Eagle Rock (and former Silver Lake) resident Luis Lopez, council districts 1, 13 and 14 voted in a very simiilar manner.

Gomez's spread, however, in Council District 13 was slightly smaller than in in two nearby council districts also votingon the race.

In Council District 13, current data from the Registrar-Recorder's office shows Gomez taking 57.4 percent of the vote. His opponent, Luis Lopez, lived in Silver Lake for many years and served on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.

Meantime, Gomez garnered 60.4 percent of the vote in District 1 where he lives in Echo Park and 59.9 percent of the vote in District 14, which includes Eagle Rock where Luis Lopez now lives.

Residents of District 13 are represented by Councilman Eric Garcetti.

Adjacent districts include Jose Huizar's 14th District and Ed Reyes's 1st District to the northeast  and the 4th District, represented by Tom LaBonge, to the northwest. 

(See attached PDF for boundaries of Council District 13.)

For the vote totals on all the races and ballot measures from the district's voters, and from other city council districts, click on the PDF links at the right.

Use the following links to draw more comparisons between the district vote and countywide and statewide results:


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