Nation | Elections

After One Of L.A.'s First Latino Mayors, Who Will Follow?

NPR | April 4, 2013 1:25 p.m. | Updated: April 4, 2013 8:12 p.m.

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Kirk Siegler

When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was elected in 2005, not only was he seen as a rising star in the Democratic party, but he also was L.A.’s first Latino mayor in more than a century. As Villaraigosa prepares to leave office, no Latino successor is ready to take over.

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