Meet Gina Viola: A Virtual Event With An LA Mayoral Candidate
This event is part of a series unfolding throughout April in which we interview the candidates for Los Angeles mayor and Board of Supervisors District 3.
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The primary election for the next mayor of Los Angeles is just a few weeks away. To help get you ballot-ready, KPCC host Austin Cross (he/him) is sitting down with the candidates for a series of one-on-one interviews — and asking them your top questions.
Community advocate Gina Viola (she/her) spent years organizing around LGBTQ rights with Aids Project Los Angeles. She also was a mentor and board member for the organization Girls & Gangs. She has more recently turned her focus toward racial and social justice work. She is the mother of two children who attend LAUSD schools, and for the past 25 years has owned a company that provides staffing for trade shows and conventions. She was born in Bethpage, New York and is 53 years old.
Note: The determination for candidate participation was initially based on results of a February poll conducted by UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and the Los Angeles Times. Invitations were extended to candidates who polled at least 3% at that time. Based on the latest polling data, which showed Gina Viola ahead of another previously invited candidate, we have now extended an invitation that she has accepted. All candidates with active campaigns will be invited to participate in our interactive Meet Your Mayor questionnaire.
This coverage was made possible through support by the Committee for Greater LA in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Weingart Foundation.