Gardena, California mayoral election, 2013

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A City of Gardena mayoral election was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, to elect the mayor of the City of Gardena, California, in Los Angeles County.

Incumbent mayor Paul K. Tanaka won re-election. He was first elected to the office of mayor in March 2005 and was re-elected to a second four-year term in March 2009.[1]

The position of mayor of the City of Gardena is nonpartisan, as per Section 6 of Article II of the California Constitution.

The deadline to file to run for the office was December 10, 2012.

Gardena had a population of 58,829 as of the 2010 census. Gardena incorporated as a city on September 11, 1930.

Election results

Mayor of Gardena, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul K. Tanaka 58.1% 3,035
     Nonpartisan Rachel C. Johnson 35.8% 1,874
     Nonpartisan Dan Medina 6.1% 319
     Nonpartisan Norman Sase 0% 0
Total Votes 5,228
Source: Gardena Valley News, "Big wins for Tanaka and Cerda." accessed October 8, 2013 confirmed by Gardena City Clerk's office on October 8, 2013


Candidates who appeared on the ballot included:

  • Paul K. Tanaka, incumbent mayor[2]
  • Rachel C. Johnson, city councilmember[2]
  • Dan Medina, city councilmember[2]
  • Norman Sase

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