From OC Register:
A high turnout of Latino voters in 2005 helped make Antonio Villaraigosa L.A.'s first Latino mayor in modern times and then helped re-elect him in 2009.... As for why some Latino politicians may question Garcetti’s credentials, Louis DeSipio, a Chicano Studies professor at UC Irvine, says it may be more about life experiences. “I’ve never heard anybody deny [Garcetti's] father’s heritage and consequently his own," DeSipio said. "Instead, I think what they’re saying is that he hasn’t faced some of the same struggles that many multi-generation Mexican-Americans in the Los Angeles area have.”

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