Friday, February 10, 2006

The Race To Watch ... (listening to Forget Me Nots)

The best political race to keep an eye on is between L.A. City Councilmember Alex Padilla and Califas Assemblymember Cindy Montañez ... both are from San Fernando ... served on their city councils very young ... are well connected in Califas ... and are running for a State Senate seat currently held by Sen. Richard Alarcon ...

Padilla, an MIT alumni, was first elected to the Los Angeles City Council in June 1999, becoming the third-youngest person ever elected to City office. He was re-elected to serve a full four-year term after running unopposed in the April 2001 elections, and was first elected to serve a two-year term as City Council President in July 2001. Padilla was unanimously re-elected as Council President on July 1, 2003 ... today, Padilla, 32, is not only the youngest member of the Los Angeles City Council, but also the most senior member. His leadership abilities have not gone unnoticed. He was recently elected Chair of the Los Angeles Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association and in October 2005 Alex Padilla was elected President of the League of California Cities ... Both U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have endorsed him ...

Montañez’s career in politics began in 1999 when she was elected the youngest person ever to the San Fernando City Council ... in 2002, at 28, she was elected to the Califas Assembly, the youngest women to ever win an Assembly seat. In February 2004, at the age of 30, Montañez was appointed by the Assembly Speaker as chairperson of the powerful Rules Committee, becoming the first woman ever appointed to that influential position. As chairperson of the Rules Committee, Assemblymember Montañez is a gatekeeper to every piece of legislation introduced in the Capitol, holding bills or referring them to the appropriate policy committee ... Her dedication to public service is borne out of a strong sense of social justice and equality, which she demonstrated during her first year at UCLA through her leadership role in the historic 14-day hunger strike that established the Cesar E. Chavez Center. ... SEIU recently endorsed her ... this means tons of cash ...

Initially, SEIU was neutral on both candidates ... then ayer SEIU jumped and endorsed Montanez ... Sister Sam reports que 'since finding out about the endorsement, Padilla has allegedly been leaving "screaming voice mail messages" for Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. "The boy is melting down," our tipster says.There is also speculation that Montanez could be close to grabbing the endorsement of the County Federation of Labor ...'

And there's more ... the candidate who does not get on Mayor Villaraigosa's endorsement train will surely be blown out ...

Pues ... OK ... so it's not Naranjaville politicos ... BUTT it's the best YOUNG POLITICAL BATTLE of our generation ... young, connected and influential ... they smell sangre and are fighting for social justice, strong institutions, money and power ... que mas quieren ...

2 Comments:

At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Que pasa?? No tiene nada a decir???

 
At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Que pasa con las camisetas? Encontraste alguien imprimirlos?

 

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