The negative TV ads are what campaigning has come to. I never heard any reason to vote for either except the regular cliché lines that dont have any substance behind them. The mayor should revive the city. I dont think Hahn has done that. And I dont like either of the candidates. Why give a vote to something I dont agree with?
Ryan Gillette, 22,
is a USC senior studying economics
and lives in Pacific Palisades
I feel like there is negative campaigning in all politics. We all search for the honest politicians, but we havent found one yet. Even though I live in L.A., I dont feel like it is my home.
I think it is our duty to vote. We cant complain if we arent willing to try to change things. But I dont know enough about what the candidates will offer. I see signs everywhere, but I dont know what they mean.
Thai Detrant, 22,
is a chocolatier and
lives in Koreatown
The candidates dont have that larger-than-life persona. The candidates didnt strike me as being great. Hahn had his chance. I dont think he has brought much business to L.A. We need a progressive mayor who will bring more business to L.A. People want change.
I voted in the governors race. It is more important than the mayors race. L.A. is the same under Riordan, Hahn or Bradley. I dont see any great difference over the years on how things have been operating. It doesnt seem to matter one way or the other.
I was born and raised in the Valley. I voted for secession. Hahn did his due diligence. He came in and got what he wanted and left. He wasnt representing the Valley. Hahn had the opportunity to step up and show more support for the Valley, and he really hasnt been there.
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Anthony Rodriguez, 32,
is a media supervisor and
lives in Van Nuys
Politicians dont do enough for the people. Once they get elected whatever they promised you dont get that. It goes back to them being politicians first and people last. We need someone more in tune. We need more young politicians.
Robert Hill, 64,
is a security officer and
lives in Baldwin Hills.