Monica Rodriguez’s campaign for City Council announced that California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has endorsed her campaign for City Council.

“Monica Rodriguez grew up in the northeast San Fernando Valley.  She understands the needs and challenges facing our families and neighborhoods, because she has lived them. Monica is the best prepared candidate to represent our community on the City Council and she has my full support,” said Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State and former City Councilmember for the 7th District. “Monica Rodriguez will fight to make sure the Valley gets its fair share of services and above all, make our communities clean and safe again.”

Prior to serving as California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla represented the Northeast San Fernando Valley in the State Senate from 2006-2014.  Padilla was first elected to public office in 1999, as the Los Angeles City Councilmember for District 7.  In 2001, Padilla became the first Latino and the youngest person to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council.

“Alex Padilla is a true champion for the Northeast Valley, serving our communities on the City Council, the State Senate, and now as Secretary of State.  I am deeply grateful for his leadership in public office and for his support in this campaign,” said Monica Rodriguez.

In less than five months since launching her campaign, Monica Rodriguez has built a strong grassroots campaign, winning support from hundreds of local community leaders, educators, small business owners, and working families in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.  She also won the endorsements of the United Firefighters Association of Los Angeles, SEIU-USWW, Laborers Local 300, Teamsters Joint Council 42, as well as endorsements from elected leaders, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, and Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Mitch Englander, and Paul Koretz.

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Monica Rodriguez is running for the Los Angeles City Council District 7, serving Sylmar, Pacoima, North Hills, La Tuna Canyon, Shadow Hills, and Mission Hills.  Please visit www.MonicaforCityCouncil.com for more information.