Karen Bass
Courtesy of the candidate's campaign

Karen Bass represents the 37th Congressional District (Mid City, Westwood, Exposition Park, Baldwin Hills). She was elected Speaker of the California Assembly in 2008, making her the first Black woman in U.S. history to lead a state legislative body. She founded the Community Coalition and the National Foster Youth Institute.

Website: karenbass.com


LAist sent out 19 questions to both candidates running for mayor in the Nov. 8 general election runoff. You can review Bass’s positions below. And you can read her full, unedited responses to the primary questionnaire here.