April 21, 2022

By Cora Jackson-Fossett

Interim Managing Editor


Congresswoman Karen Bass is a leading candidate to become the mayor of Los Angeles in 2022.  She’s already garnered the backing of a wide swath of Angelenos, from South L.A. to the city’s Westside, among downtown residents and some voters in San Fernando Valley as well.

Currently the U.S. representative for California’s 37th congressional district, Bass has attained nationwide stature since being first elected to the office in 2011.  In 2018, Bass was elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Prior to her congressional career, she served six years representing the 47th District in the California State Assembly. She was the first African American woman in the country to be elected as Speaker of a state legislative body.

Since announcing her candidacy, she’s traversed the city to meet with citizens and hear their concerns. In response, she developed an in-depth, wide-ranging plan to address the issues of homelessness, public safety, crime prevention, business and jobs and climate and sustainability.

She outlines her vision for the city on her website: “Los Angeles can be a city where all people have access to quality health care. Los Angeles can be a city where its economy — one of the most robust, intricate and complex economies in the world — can work for everyone.

“Los Angeles can be a city where everyone can afford housing, where everyone can be paid livable wages, and where services and resources are provided to help get folks who may have stumbled, back on their feet,” says Bass.

To learn more, visit: www.karenbass.com.

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