VALLEY GLEN – Los Angeles City Council candidate Paul Krekorian picked up another significant endorsement Tuesday night as the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) overwhelmingly voted to endorse the San Fernando Valley Assemblyman in his bid for the city’s Second District seat.
“To have gained the support of more than 70 percent of the grassroots Democrats of L.A. sends a strong message about our populist campaign, which will be one of ideals and action,” Krekorian said. “With this stirring endorsement from one of the largest Democratic groups in the country, we can now move forward to collectively fix our schools, scrub our neighborhoods of gangs and graffiti and ensure that the Second Council district becomes a referendum on representation.”
An initial motion by an endorsement committee of the LACDP proposed not making any endorsement in the race. That motion was rejected by the full membership and the delegates then voted among the candidates. After tallying 158 votes, Tamar Galatzan and Christine Essel received just 28 combined votes and Paul Krekorian a whopping 111 votes. His 70.3 percent share of votes was well above the threshold of 60 percent needed to garner the group’s nod.
With the backing of the LACDP, Krekorian now counts among his supporters: the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City and the vast majority of community and neighborhood leaders in the district.
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