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2001 California 2009
Los Angeles mayoral election, 2005
March 8, 2005
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Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa James Hahn
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 124,561 83,420
Percentage 33% 22%

Incumbent Mayor
James Hahn

The 2005 Los Angeles mayoral election took place on March 8, 2005, with a runoff election on May 17. Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa defeated the sitting mayor, James Hahn, becoming the city’s first Hispanic mayor since the 19th century. The 2009 election was held on March 3, 2009 and resulted in Villaraigosa being reelected to a second term.



Although Villaraigosa garnered the plurality of votes in the general election, his lack of an outright majority forced a special election between him and the incumbent Hahn. With less than 34% of registered voters participating, Villaraigosa won the runoff handily.


General election

Runoff election

  • Antonio Villaraigosa: 289,116 votes | 59%
  • James Hahn: 203,968 | 41%

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