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.