November 08, 2018 

LAWT News Service 

 

Inglewood voters gave their seal of approval to Mayor James T. Butts in his bid for re-election with a resounding landslide victory over his opponents.  With all precincts reporting, Butts is showing an insurmountable lead over his opponents, including New York financed Republican Marc Little. Butts’ win returns him to city hall for a third term representing the city of 110,000.

 

“Thank you Inglewood for your commitment to finishing this journey we started together in 2011 and for recognizing that the work is not yet finished,” said Mayor Butts.  “We ran an honest, positive campaign based on my record of accomplishments, and I am proud that voters responded to that. Inglewood residents want to keep moving in the right direction and that means continuing to grow our economy, keeping our communities safe and strong and ensuring our city remains a powerful example of what can be accomplished when people listen to each other, and are willing to tackle the tough issues together. I made promises and Inglewood can see the results.”

 

Among his recent accomplishments, unemployment in Inglewood is down from 17.5% to 4.8%.  Crime is down to its lowest rates for the eighth consecutive year. Under Butts’ administration Inglewood opened a $27 million, 35,000 square foot state-of-the art Senior Center in January that had been promised to Inglewood seniors since 2006.  In just four years, Butts has negotiated the reopening of the Forum along with the return of the NBA to Inglewood and the NFL back to the L.A. media market with construction of a stadium in Inglewood. He negotiated the move of the L.A. Philharmonic Youth Orchestra program to Inglewood and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.  In 2020, the NFL Network will call Inglewood home followed by Super Bowl 54 in 2022, the NCAA Championship Football Bowl Game in 2023 and the opening of the Olympic Summer World Games in Inglewood in 2028.

 

Mayor Butts has a combined 39 years in public safety, municipal government and education. He is the 12th mayor of Inglewood.

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