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Los Angeles Times Endorses Gardea For CD 1

Gardea edges Cedillo for his local knowledge and ability to continue incumbent Ed Reyes' slow but steady approach, the Times writes.

Voters in Council District 1 will have "two good choices" when they go to the voting booth on March 5 to elect a successor to Councilman Ed Reyes, the Los Angeles Times stated in its endorsement column on Wednesday. 

However, while the publicaiton believes Assemblyman Gil Cedillo would do a "credible" job, if elected, the Times has given their nod to current Reyes chief of staff Jose Gardea. 

Click here to read the full Times endorsement.  

[Gardea] has the vision and the know-how to continue Reyes' sometimes slogging but relentless move toward housing families who were previously packed into overcrowded and outdated buildings, bringing safety to areas once cowering in fear of gang and property crimes, and luring retail establishments to the district to build the local tax base, provide desperately needed employment and serve the residents. 

The Times did not list Highland Park local Jesse Rosas among the two most viable candidates, saying that "he clearly wants the best for his district's people but cannot outline a way to deliver it."

La Casa de Bernarda Alba February 24, 2013 at 06:59 AM
Nonoise you may have a legitimate gripe with Ed Reyes and Jose Gardea. Yet, your church issue is OLD! Can you put the church matter to rest? FYI - You may want to check your spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation marks too! Per your post - Ed and Jose have poor English and spelling!
nocats February 24, 2013 at 09:02 AM
I DID NOT READ THE ARTICLE OR THE LA TIMES ARTICLE BUT I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY. MR. REYES, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THE CATS???! ONE TIME, I WAS GOING OUTSIDE TO MIND MY OWN BUSINESS BY THE TRASH AND THERE WERE 5 FERAL CATS SITTING IN A GROUP. ONE WAS IN A TREE GIVING ME A DIRTY LOOK. I BARKED I MEAN YELLED AT THEM TO LEAVE ME ALONE AND STOP RUINING MY NEIGHBORHOOD. NOT IN MY BACK YARD I CRIED. BUT THEN THEY PRETENDED NOT TO UNDERSTAND MY LANGUAGE. MR. REYES, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT ALL THOSE 5 CATS????? IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND, YOU WILL NOT GET MY VOTE. ALSO, IF ANYONE WANTS TO GIVE ME THEIR VOTE, I CAN PAY YOU IN DENTA-BONES AND JACK IN THE BOX WRAPPERS. APPARENTLY 'MY KIND' AREN'T ALLOWED TO VOTE IN THIS COUNTRY.
nonoise February 24, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Richard, let me bang on a metal pan in your home all day long and see if you like it.
nonoise February 24, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I guess you think the Catholic church child molestations were o.k. too. It shows some approve of the catholic church bad behaviour.
ChickenBoyFan February 24, 2013 at 05:38 PM
This is the greatest Patch convo....Ever! Thank you contributors.

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