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Meet Rick Caruso: A Virtual Event With An LA Mayoral Candidate

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2022
Candidate for LA County Mayor Rick Caruso is pictured smiling. He is wearing a black suit, white button-down shirt, and dark blue tie with small white dots. Graphical text includes Voter Game Plan logo with LAist and KPCC 89.3 FM logos.
Candidate for LA County Mayor Rick Caruso

Caruso had initially agreed to appear on this date before withdrawing two days prior to the scheduled time, citing a conflict.

The primary election for the next mayor of Los Angeles is just a few weeks away. To help get you ballot-ready, KPCC host Austin Cross (he/him) is sitting down with the candidates for a series of one-on-one interviews — and asking them your top questions.

Rick Caruso (he/him) is a businessman and real estate developer whose properties include The Grove and Americana at Brand. After announcing his candidacy, Caruso stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at USC, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business. He also has a law degree from Pepperdine University. He is a former president of the Los Angeles Police Commission and also served as a commissioner for the L.A. Department of Water & Power. He was born in LA and is 63 years old.

Note: The determination for candidate participation in this series was based on results of a February poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times and required a 3% threshold. Several people on the ballot had not yet announced their candidacies. A more recent Times poll can be found here. All candidates with active campaigns will be invited to participate in our interactive Meet Your Mayor questionnaire.

This coverage was made possible through support by the Committee for Greater LA in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Weingart Foundation.

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