LA Mayors Forum at Budokan

A coalition of AAPI organizations presented a forum for Los Angeles mayoral candidates last Saturday at Terasaki Budokan in Little Tokyo. Left to right: Rep. Karen Bass, former Speaker of the State Assembly; Council Member Joe Buscaino of 15and District, former LAPD officer; City Attorney Mike Feuer, former state assemblyman; District 14 Councilmember Kevin de Leon, former president pro tempore of the state senate; and community activist/organizer Gina Viola. A total of 12 candidates qualified for the June 7 primary; the top two are set to face off in November’s general election. The winner will succeed Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has been withdrawn. (MARIO GERSHOM REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

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