Monica Rodriguez Wins Trifecta of Grassroots Public Safety Support with
School Police, City Firefighters & City Police All Backing Her Campaign

Mission Hills, CA – Today, Monica Rodriguez’s campaign for City Council announced the official endorsement of the Los Angeles School Police Association, representing the sworn and non-sworn members of the Los Angeles School Police Department, the fourth largest police department in Los Angeles County.

“As a community leader with a successful record advocating for public schools and safe communities, the men and women of the Los Angeles School Police Association strongly unite in supporting Monica Rodriguez for City Council,” said Detective Rudy Perez, President of the L.A. School Police Association.

“Monica Rodriguez has the public safety experience to lead efforts on the City Council to reduce crime, crack down on gang violence, and make neighborhoods safer for all Valley families and children.”

The Los Angeles School Police Association is the third major public safety organization to support Monica Rodriguez’s campaign.  The United Firefighters of Los Angeles City and the Los Angeles Police Protective League have recently endorsed Rodriguez’s campaign. In addition, local public safety leaders, such as former LAFD Valley Fire Chief Daryl Arbuthnott and former LAFD Fire Chief William Bamattre, have endorsed Rodriguez.

“Protecting our communities from crime and safeguarding our schools is the top priority for local government, and I am deeply honored that the men and women who devote their lives to keeping schoolchildren safe have united in support for our campaign,” said Monica Rodriguez.  “On the City Council, I will work tirelessly to ensure that children can prosper in a safe learning environment, and that our schools, libraries, and neighborhoods are safe havens for our children and all Valley families.”

A strong, broad-based grassroots coalition has united in support for Monica Rodriguez’s campaign for City Council.  Hundreds of local community leaders, educators, small business owners, environmentalists, and working families in the Northeast San Fernando Valley are supporting her campaign.  She also won the endorsements of the United Firefighters Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles School Police Officers Association, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, SEIU-USWW, Laborers Local 300, Teamsters Joint Council 42, as well as endorsements from both Democrats and Republicans, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Councilmembers Mitch Englander and Nury Martinez.

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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, Sunland-Tujunga, and Mission Hills.

Please visit www.MonicaforCityCouncil.com for more information.