What is Karen Bass’s net worth? LA elects its first female mayor as she defeats billionaire Rick Caruso
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Democratic Rep Karen Bass has been elected to be the next mayor of Los Angeles after she defeated billionaire Rick Caruso. Bass, 69, who represents California’s 37th Congressional District, will become the first woman to be the elected mayor of Los Angeles and the first Black woman to hold the post, according to Politico.
According to Fox News, Bass led by 47,000 votes. She received 53.1 percent of the votes, while Caruso got 46.9 percent. Following her win, Bass said, "Now, it’s time to get to work and move our city in a new direction. It’s time to house people immediately, increase safety and opportunity in every neighborhood, and create a new standard of ethics and accountability at City Hall." On the other hand, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) Chair Mark J Gonzalez said, "Bass's victory sends a clear message about the kind of Los Angeles we want and see for ourselves. We’ve always said this race is about the soul of Los Angeles and voters clearly spoke up to reject an attempt to buy this race. I’m thrilled to congratulate Mayor-elect Karen Bass and know she and her team will quickly dive in with the kind of vision we need to keep progressing toward a future of inclusivity, equity and purpose."
Many on social media took to Twitter to congratulate Bass on her win, with one tweeting, "Great Job to the residents of Los Angeles. Y'all made Mayor Bass happen. Congrats Karen Bass !!!! I'm excited to see LA change."
Another wrote, "Congratulations to @KarenBassLA LA's first Black to be elected mayor Rooting for you Karen Bass!" While one commented, "Los Angeles is very lucky to have Karen Bass and also very lucky to not have Rick Caruso."
Great Job to the residents of Los Angeles. Y'all made Mayor Bass happen. Congrats Karen Bass !!!! I'm excited to see LA change.— Daniel ☀ (@popular_ish_) November 17, 2022
Congratulations to @KarenBassLA LA's first Black to be elected mayor— Issen☁️ (@issen) November 17, 2022
Rooting for you Karen Bass!
The current mayors of the top 4 largest cities in America are Black! #RepresentationMatters
Shout out to #4 @SylvesterTurner my hometown mayor Go Houston!
Los Angeles is very lucky to have Karen Bass and also very lucky to not have Rick Caruso https://t.co/pbKMavkh1C— Rob || Pro-Democracy || Ignore the Polls || Vote (@RealityRobbed) November 17, 2022
LA's mayoral race reached $100M
The money spent in the mayoral race reached $100 million, as on October 28, reports LA Times. A total of $92.3 million was spent supporting Caruso, out of which, Caruso contributed more than $80 million of his own fortune. While $12.5 million was spent in supporting Bass.
What is Karen Bass’s net worth?
Born in Los Angeles on October 3, 1953, Bass, who was re-elected to her sixth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2020, has a net worth of $19 million.
According to her official site, Bass served as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in 2019 and 2020. During her tenure, the Congressional Black Caucus worked with the Congressional Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander, and Native American Caucuses to demand a targeted response to the Covid-19 pandemic and initiate a national needs assessment for communities of color.
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