Buscaino elected, and it wasn't close

joe-buscaino-campaign-pic.jpgLAPD cop Joe Buscaino won't have to do any patrols in the future if he doesn't want to anymore. He was elected to the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday in a decisive way. He attracted 60 percent of the vote to just under 40 percent for Assemblyman Warren Furutani. That's with all precincts counted and the vote-by-mail ballots tabulated. He is a 37-year-old graduate of San Pedro High School who has been most recently a senior lead officer in the harbor division of the LAPD. Buscaino had the endorsement of City Council President Herb Wesson, Controller Wendy Greuel and other City Hall politicos, plus the police union and the Los Angeles Times editorial page, among others.

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