Jan Perry

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Jan Perry
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Los Angeles City Council District 9
In office
Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore
Los Angeles Assistant Council President Pro Tempore
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California (journalism)
Master'sUniversity of Southern California (public administration)
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Campaign website
Jan Perry (born 1954) is a member of the Los Angeles City Council. She represents the 9th Council District in Los Angeles.[1]

Perry ran in the March 5, 2013 primary as a candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles. She came in 4th in the crowded primary and therefore did not proceed to the May 21 mayoral general election.

Mayoral campaign

See also: Los Angeles mayoral election, 2013

Election results

Mayor of Los Angeles, Primary, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Jan Perry 15.9% 58,472
     Nonpartisan Emanuel Pleitez 4.1% 15,263
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Garcetti 33.1% 121,930
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Greuel 29% 106,748
     Nonpartisan Addie M. Miller 0.5% 1,810
     Nonpartisan Kevin James 16.3% 60,154
     Nonpartisan Norton Sandler 0.5% 2,002
     Nonpartisan Yehuda "Yj" Draiman 0.4% 1,543
Total Votes 367,922
Source: Los Angeles City Clerk (dead link)


See also: Issues in the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral contest

Pension reform:

At a campaign forum held in Koreatown on November 14, Perry opposed a City of Los Angeles Pension Reform Initiative. The pension reform measure, which did not ultimately make the ballot, was sponsored by former mayor Richard Riordan.[2] Garcetti and Greuel also opposed the Riordan plan, while Kevin James supported it.[3]

With respect to Riordan's plan, Perry said, "I think converting from pensions to a 401(k) is a highly risky proposition that could back money out of the general fund."[3]

Sales tax:

Perry opposed the City of Los Angeles Sales Tax Increase that was on the March 5, 2013 ballot.

If approved, the sales tax would have increased by half-a-cent on the purchase of goods and services made within the city.[4]

Perry said that she planned to focus on her opposition to the sales tax as "one of her speaking points" during her campaign.[5]


Perry was opposed to the way that the boundaries of the Los Angeles City Council districts were changed after the 2010 census, saying, "It was transactional politics at its worst."[5]

Campaign fundraising

Through December 31, 2012, Perry had raised slightly over $2.2 million for her campaign, including matching funds. This put her in a distant third in the campaign's fundraising horserace, coming in behind Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, who had each raised about $4 million by the end of 2012.[6][7]

This chart shows fundraising totals for the mayoral election's "Big 5" candidates through February 27, 2013:

Candidate Contributions rec'd Expenses Cash on hand Matching funds
Eric Garcetti $4,341,755 $4,958,067 $249,988 $667,000
Wendy Greuel $4,400,365 $4,935,141 $327,245 $667,000
Jan Perry $1,591,529 $2,142,366 $101,898 $667,000
Kevin James $444,328 $732,843 $33,878 $266,986
Emanuel Pleitez $252,618 $554,128 $64,118 $299,265

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