Live results: mayoral primaries in four California cities, including Los Angeles

Voters in four California cities, all among the 100 most populous in the country,1 will select candidates for mayor on Tuesday.

These are all non-partisan contests. If a candidate obtains the majority of the votes, he is elected. Otherwise, the top two will qualify for the November 8 general election. Polls close at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the 2nd largest city in the United States, with a population of approximately 3,850,000. The mayor is Democrat Eric Garcetti. Completing his second term, he is ineligible to run due to term limits.

Garcetti was re-elected in 2017 with 81% of the vote. Normally a four-year post, Garcia’s second term is closer to 5½ years due to a change in electoral law.

There are 10 candidates on the ballot, although one, Ramit Varma, has withdrawn. The favorites appear to be Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and businessman Rick Caruso.

Note that Garcetti has been nominated to become Ambassador to India. While the Foreign Relations Committee put it forward in January, the full Senate did not act on it. If confirmed before the end of his term, the city council will appoint an interim mayor to complete him.

San Jose

San Jose is the 10th largest city in the United States, with a population of just under one million. The mayor is Democrat Sam Liccardo. Completing his second term, he is ineligible to run due to term limits.

There are four notable candidates on the ballot. Cindy Chavez is chair of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Dev Davis, Matt Mahan and Raul Peralez are all members of the city council.

Long Beach

Long Beach is the 43rd largest city in the United States, with a population of 456,000. The mayor is Democrat Robert Garcia, who is not seeking re-election; he’s on the ballot today as a candidate for California’s 42nd congressional district.

There are six candidates on the ballot.

Chula Vista

Chula Vista is the 77th largest city in the United States, with a population of just over 275,000. The mayor is Democrat Mary Salas. Completing her second term, she is ineligible to run due to term limits.

There are six candidates on the ballot.

Bernard P. Love