Huizar Among Latino Leaders Who Endorse Wendy Greuel for Mayor

The city controller "knows how to get Los Angeles back on track," Huizar says.

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has won the support of a broad spectrum of Latino leaders in Los Angeles, the city controller’s campaign announced Monday.

Besides City Council Member José Huizar, who has known and worked with Greuel for years, the city controller’s campaign claimed that her candidature has been endorsed by such prominent Latino politicians as civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Councilman and U.S. Congressman-elect Tony Cardenas, State Sen. Alex Padilla, Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Nury Martinez, and Assemblyman-elect Raul Bocenegra.

More than 50 other Latino politicians are also supporting Greuel’s race for Los Angeles mayor, according to her campaign. They include:

• Michael Nogueira, president of the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council.
• Gisselle Acevedo Franco, former president and CEO of Para Los Niños.
• Tania Aguilar, editor of La Voz Libre.
• Ruben Guerra, chairman of the Latin Business Association.
• Martha Diaz-Aszkenazy, chair of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley.
• Irma Munoz, founder and president of Mujeres de la Tierra.
• Maria Casillas, former president of Families in School.
• Mary Garcia, president of the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council.
• Ana Perez, president of the National Latina Business Women Association—Los Angeles.
• Alex Guerrero, board member of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association.
• Ari Ruiz, political vice-president, Stonewall Young Democrats.
• Dina Cervantes, president, San Fernando Valley Young Democrats.
• Anthony Duarte, regional director, California Democratic Party.

"I worked with Wendy on the City Council, and whether it was making the
city more business friendly or fixing our streets, she has shown that
she knows how to get Los Angeles back on track," Huizar was quoted by Greuel's campaign as saying.

Click here to read more about Greuel’s campaign announcement.

Robert Guevara November 28, 2012 at 09:19 AM
The endorsements still do not erase the role that Wendy Greuel played as a city council member and now as the city controller in allowing the city's fiscal health to fall to its current level on the edge of bankruptcy .. Along with Greuel, Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry share responsibility for aligning with Villaraigosa's personal career advancement at the cost of the city's well being. Allowng this demise of the city over the years is what they cannot deny. These are the insiders who only now, after years of being the problem, want to convince voters they can change. Kevin James as the only non-"insider" among mayoral candidates is not beholden to the special interests that control his opponents. James has been consistent in presenting approaches to have better management of the city, even before becoming a mayoral candidate. . All the insiders now try to turn around their history after years of opportunities to have done so.
Ajay Singh (Editor) November 28, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Alas, Robert, "Pothole Queen" and "Disaster Queen" Wendy evidently didn't earn the one title—"Exchequer Queen" that might make her a good mayor yet. Interesting to note your comment about Kevin James as being the only non-insider in this race. But at least since Gore lost to Bush at the turn of the millennium—largely because of non-insider Nader—don't you think backing non-insiders is a lost cause that's not about to influence voters' minds for a long time, if ever? So, who's your second-best candidate for L.A. mayor?
John Wayne's Honda November 28, 2012 at 05:04 PM
OK but does she get the white vote, or the black vote, or the asian? What about the Armenian? I suppose non of those count do they?
Tim Ryder November 28, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Hey Robert, how much do these 'insider' politicians get paid now anyway?
Mr. jepg November 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Ajay - way to keep that journalistic integrity. stick to writing the articles its a little unsettling when you toss out political editorials on your own articles. this is at least the second time you have done this in as many days and its a major turn-off.
Rob Schraff November 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Rob Schraff November 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Ah, obscure and British. Appropriate, then. Carry on.
Ajay Singh (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Mr. jepg—reporting candidate endorsements is news. I'm not sure which part of the article feels to you like "political editorials."
Mr. jepg November 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I am referring to your comment above.
Ajay Singh (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Mr. jepg—my comment above was largely aimed at drawing Robert Guevara further into a discussion about why he thinks a non-insider could—or should—win the race. And I asked him about his second choice because, as in national politics, not many people tend to vote for non-insiders.
Mr. jepg November 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM
I get it... but, I guess my point is still escaping you. In its most simple form - I feel, It is bush-league for the writer of an article to engage in comments - unless to clarify a point. especially when the comments are baiting and political in nature. again thats just my opinion/constructive criticism.


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