LA County Democrats to Support Wesson


December 19, 2019

Herb Wesson

LA City Council President Herb Wesson received the official endorsement of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) after a landslide vote where Mr. Wesson received more than 60% of the delegate votes – more than double that of the runner-up. The LACDP represents over 2.7 million registered Democrats. Wesson is running to replace termed-out Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in District 2, an overwhelmingly Democratic district that encompasses large swaths of South Los Angeles. There are currently over 654,000 registered Democrats in the 2nd District, where Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 8 to 1. Wesson's campaign enjoys widespread support from over 60 elected officials including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, and hundreds of labor unions and local leaders.

In announcing the endorsement LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez commented, "For decades, Herb has been demonstrating his progressive bonafides and standing up for the working people of LA County. The LACDP is focused on electing candidates who are best suited to lead Los Angeles to overcome the most pressing issues of the day like climate change, gender & racial inequity, and homelessness, and there is no candidate better prepared than Herb Wesson to take on these challenges. His leadership and experience will be an incredible asset for LA County on the Board of Supervisors."

Wesson released the following statement about the endorsement, "I am incredibly honored and grateful to have the support of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and elected leaders like Senator María Elena Durazo, who spoke on my behalf. I have been a lifelong Democrat and it means the world to me to have the backing of passionate and progressive party activists who fight everyday to move our County in the right direction. As Supervisor, I promise to stand up to Trump's harmful agenda, work towards criminal justice reform, address the homelessness crisis head on, protect our most vulnerable residents – particularly immigrant families – and improve the lives of all Angelenos."

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