Gardena, California mayoral election, 2013
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.
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.
|Mayor of Gardena, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Paul K. Tanaka||58.1%||3,035|
|Nonpartisan||Rachel C. Johnson||35.8%||1,874|
|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
- Rachel C. Johnson, city councilmember
- Dan Medina, city councilmember
- Norman Sase