Primary results show Garcetti and Greuel facing one another to be LA Mayor

Michelle Reuter

Election results for the March 5 primaries are in with Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel facing off to be LA Mayor for the run-off election on May 21, and the defeat of a sales tax increase.

Wendy Greuel finished the night with 29.2 percent of the votes, while Eric Garcetti took the lead with 32.9 percent.

For LA City Council’s 13th district, Mitch O’Farrell ended the night with 18.4 percent of the vote followed closely by John Choi with16.5 percent and will both head into the run-off elections.

In May, the Los Angeles City Controller election will come down to Ron Galperin, who received 37.1 percent of the vote and Dennis Zine, with 37 percent.

Measure A, which would raise the city’s sales tax by half a cent, was defeated with 55.2 percent and Measure B, a city employee pension reform bill, passed with 58 percent of the vote.