March 14, 2013
LAWT News Service
Further cementing the strong base of support he has attracted in the 9th District race for Los Angeles City Council, Sen. Curren Price on Tuesday night won the official endorsement of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.
“As a lifelong Democrat, it is gratifying to have the support of the party in a campaign that is so important to the future of the 9th District,” said Price. “As Democrats, we are bound by our shared values, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion that makes our party so strong. As this campaign moves forward, we know that voters from every community are excited by the promise of leadership, experience and integrity in their next council member, and the Democratic Party will play an important role in helping us take that message to every corner of the 9th District.”
Price earned the most votes in a seven-candidate field in the March 5 primary election. Voters in the 9th District will head to the polls for a May 21 runoff to decide who will next represent them at City Hall.
Among elected leaders, Sen. Price’s City Council candidacy is also endorsed by Gov. Jerry Brown; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; former State Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez; State Senator and former L.A. City Council president Alex Padilla; Congressman and former L.A. City Councilman Tony Cardenas; Congresswoman Karen Bass; Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod; L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson Jr.; and State Sen. Kevin de Leon.
Sen. Price has also won endorsements from a number of labor and community groups, including Stonewall Democrats; the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA); Unite Here; United Farm Workers; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.