Meet Joe Buscaino: 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.
Joe Buscaino (he/him) sits on the Los Angeles City Council where since 2012 he has represented the 15th District, which includes Watts, Wilmington, San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles. He is a former First Vice President of the National League of Cities. Buscaino served for 15 years in the Los Angeles Police Department and remains a reserve officer on the force. He was born in L.A. and is 48 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.