VALLEY GLEN—The Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley unanimously endorsed Paul Krekorian Monday night in his bid for the City Council’s Second District, a potentially game-changing move for the Sept. 22 race. The 57-0 vote was an unprecedented moment in the group’s history.
“As a lifelong Democrat, I am elated to have the unanimous support of these Valley activists who have joined me in this movement to reform city government and make it work for us,” Krekorian said. “With this base of support, we can now springboard toward doing the important work of representing the Valley during this especially important time of great economic peril and uncertainty. This Democratic partnership for change sends a clear message that my campaign is a grassroots movement of the community and for the community.”
Krekorian now counts more than three dozen community groups, leaders and advocates among his endorsements. Recently, he was endorsed by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and has been supported by dozens of legislative leaders from U.S. House of Representatives, the state Assembly and state Senate.
“It was a great honor to throw our unconditional support behind Paul – an action this group has never undertaken,” said Agi Kessler, chair of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley. “Paul’s long record of action and representation led all of us to believe that he will be ready to face the challenges on Day One to improve the Valley. We were pleased to support him and are wiling to do all we can to ensure Paul is our City Councilman.”