There have been governors and generals, senators and members of Congress, secretaries of state and vice presidents. There was even a billionaire business executive chosen as commander in chief.
But never in the 228 years since Gen. George Washington was sworn in as president has a sitting mayor been elected to the White House.
Eric M. Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, may be out to change that.
The odds are long: Mr. Garcetti was sworn into his second term as mayor just five months ago, and has not built a particularly broad record of accomplishments to showcase to the nation. (Read more from “Mayor of LA Scoping 2020 Run” HERE)