Meet Gina Viola: A Virtual Event With An LA Mayoral Candidate

By KPCC In Person (other events)

Tuesday, May 3 2022 6:00 PM 7:00 PM PDT

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.

Community advocate Gina Viola (she/her) spent years organizing around LGBTQ rights with Aids Project Los Angeles. She also was a mentor and board member for the organization Girls & Gangs. She has more recently turned her focus toward racial and social justice work. She is the mother of two children who attend LAUSD schools, and for the past 25 years has owned a company that provides staffing for trade shows and conventions. She was born in Bethpage, New York and is 53 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.