SWEEP ENDORSES CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL
Clean Sweep movement – a non-partisan citywide coalition of community group and activists working for change at City Hall – endorsed candidates
Sunday in six of the seven City Council races on the March 8 ballot.
Neighborhood Council leader Stephen Box, a leader in the campaign to defeat
solar energy Measure B two years ago, won overwhelming support in Council
District 4 over incumbent Tom LaBonge and Tomas O’Grady, an activist leader in
Neighborhood Council and school improvement groups.
businessman Rudy Martinez who has raised more than $300,000 got a strong endorsement
over incumbent Jose Huizar.
Dragon was the clear choice in CD 10 over incumbent Herb Wesson and several
In CD 12, the open seat because of Councilman
Greig Smith’s retirement, businessman Kelly Lord received the Clean Sweep
endorsement over several candidates and Smith’s chief of staff Mitch Englander
who was criticized for claiming on his ballot designation that he is a “policemen”
when he is only a volunteer member of the LAPD reserve.
Goodman, David Barron and Jamie Cordaro shared the endorsement in CD6 in the
race to unseat incumbent Tony Cardenas.
Bernard Parks, the only incumbent to participate in the selection process and
support Clean Sweep’s efforts for fiscal responsibility and emphasis on core
services, got the endorsement.
In CD2, now
represented by Paul Krekorian, Clean Sweep made no endorsement.
Sweep was formed last year to bring community groups and activists together in
every part of the city to bring open and honest leadership to City Hall.
the budget and fiscal responsibility, elimination of waste and inefficiency and
non-core services are among the basic principles of Clean Sweep.
read more at lacleansweep.com or contact Ron Kaye at 818-621-8349 or