Mayoral Primaries End with Caruso and Bass in Dead Heat

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Candidate Tim McOsker with community activist Najee Ali . Photo by Arturo Garcia-Ayala

CD15, Not So Much

Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire developer Rick Caruso may have finished the June 7 primary in dead heat as the LA mayoral rivals barrel toward the November General election, in the 15th council district, Caruso was clearly head by far. 

In all the communities in the 15th city council district, including Watts, Harbor Gateway, Harbor City, Wilmington, and San Pedro, Caruso won 40% of the electorate or more. In the community with the highest voter turnout, Caruso garnered 50% of the electorate. Nearly 18 % of the voters in San Pedro turned out to vote. Watts was the only place he didn’t carry, but voter turnout was 6%.

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Harbor City
VOTE TURNOUT CARUSO BUSCAINO BASS DE LEON
13.58% 48.11% 4.70% 23.71% 7.15%

 

Harbor Gateway
VOTE TURNOUT CARUSO BUSCAINO BASS DE LEON
10.46% 42.56% 3.48% 29.18% 8.34%

 

San Pedro
VOTE TURNOUT CARUSO BUSCAINO BASS DE LEON
17.92% 50.06% 6.70% 25.93% 5.83%

 

Watts
VOTE TURNOUT CARUSO BUSCAINO BASS DE LEON
5.85% 27.24% 4.67% 36.78% 13.48%

 

Wilmington
VOTE TURNOUT CARUSO BUSCAINO BASS DE LEON
8.06% 42.89% 7.86% 15.78% 17.01%

 

In the Sheriff’s race, Sheriff Alex Villanueva garnered the most votes in all five cities of the 15th District, but his totals were far from the 50% mark to prevent a runoff anywhere in the district let alone in the county. Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna came in with the second-highest vote totals. 

Harbor City
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
15.76% 11.03% 13.98% 19.46% 27.25%

 

Harbor Gateway
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
10.49% 11.15% 9.82% 15.49% 30.42%

 

San Pedro
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
17.93% 9.87% 6.75% 24.51% 33.18%

 

Watts
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
5.84% 13.98% 16.45% 9.10% 27.89%

 

Wilmington
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
8.08% 9.97% 5.40% 20.32% 36.02%

 

Long Beach
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
14.16% 8.43% 5.14% 42.31% 22.18%

 

Lomita
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
15.79% 7.33% 6.55% 19.60% 37.00%

 

Torrance
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
20.69% 6.44% 6.35% 23.25% 31.39%

 

Carson
VOTER TURNOUT STRONG RHAMBO LUNA VILLANUEVA
12.05% 12.19% 12.73% 19.68% 26.85%

 

The 15th District City Council representative ended with AltaSea Executive Tim McOsker and businesswoman and budget advocate for the Harbor Area Danielle Sandoval in the runoff. This likely would not have been the scenario if Anthony Santich had not entered the race. 

Sandoval carried Wilmington by a significant margin as well as Watts and Harbor Gateway. In San Pedro, she trailed Santich. 

McOsker won Harbor City and San Pedro, but his win in San Pedro, the most populous community in the 15th district with the highest voter turnout was more decisive with 39%.

Harbor City
VOTER TURNOUT SANDOVAL SANTICH ODEGA MCOSKER
17.19% 26.96% 13.16% 13.11% 30.53%

 

Harbor Gateway
VOTER TURNOUT SANDOVAL SANTICH ODEGA MCOSKER
10.49% 29.88% 9.14% 15.67% 27.87%

 

San Pedro
VOTER TURNOUT SANDOVAL SANTICH ODEGA MCOSKER
17.93% 19.49% 22.45% 8.10% 38.53%

 

Watts
VOTER TURNOUT SANDOVAL SANTICH ODEGA MCOSKER
5.84% 33.31% 7.56% 17.86% 24.48%

 

Wilmington
VOTER TURNOUT SANDOVAL SANTICH ODEGA MCOSKER
8.08% 42.76% 8.69% 12.03% 24.78%

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