Karen Bass: Los Angeles First Female Mayor

Karen Bass from Democrat Becomes First Female Los Angeles Mayor

She has defeated former Republican Rick Caruso 

This is my home, and with my whole heart, I’m ready to serve, and my  pledge to you is that we will hit the ground running on Day One, she said after winning.. 

She had worked as a physician assistant in the emergency room. 

Her priority would be to declare a state of emergency on homelessness and to work to get nearly 41,000 people who sleep in tents a house

She also made history in that role – becoming the first Black woman to serve as speaker of a state legislature in 2008.