The primary election for the next mayor of Los Angeles is just a few months 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. In these conversations, he’ll ask the candidates questions on the issues most important to Angelenos, based directly on what you tell us you want to know.
Joe Buscaino (he/him) sits on the Los Angeles City Council where since 2012 he has represented the 15th District, which includes Watts, Wilmington, San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles. He is a former First Vice President of the National League of Cities. Buscaino served for 15 years in the Los Angeles Police Department and remains a reserve officer on the force. He was born in L.A. and is 48 years old.