Citing “Strong Leadership” and her “Successful Record as a Problem Solver” Mayor Garcetti says “Monica Rodriguez will Hit the Ground Running on Day One”

San Fernando Valley, CA – Today, Monica Rodriguez’s campaign for City Council announced that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has endorsed her campaign for City Council.

“With strong leadership on a diverse range of local issues, a successful record as a problem-solver and consensus builder, and a deep understanding of the challenges facing our communities, Monica Rodriguez will hit the ground running on Day One – making a significant, positive impact benefiting her district, the Northeast San Fernando Valley, and the entire City,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  “I wholeheartedly endorse Monica Rodriguez for Los Angeles City Council District 7.”

Mayor Garcetti had previously appointed lifelong Northeast Valley resident and community leader Monica Rodriguez to the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, where she served as Vice-President of the Commission.  After three years as Public Works Commissioner, Rodriguez resigned last August, and began her campaign for the vacant seat on the Los Angeles City Council’s 7th District.

Rodriguez’s campaign also announced that Mayor Garcetti would join Councilmember Nury Martinez, community leaders, and supporters for a campaign rally on Saturday, January 14 in Mission Hills, to kick off the final seven-week stretch leading to the March election.

“I am humbled and grateful for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s support in this campaign, and for his continued commitment to the Northeast Valley receiving its fair share of resources through delivery of high-quality attentive service and the implementation of innovative solutions for our neighborhoods and families,” 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 local Democratic and Progressive leaders, including Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Councilmembers Paul Koretz 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, and Mission Hills.

Please visit www.MonicaforCityCouncil.com for more information.