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Rosendahl Endorses Wendy Greuel for Mayor

With two fellow city councilmembers also running for mayor of Los Angeles, Rosendahl says Greuel's priorities are on track: protecting workers, cutting costs where possible and enhancing the business climate.

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel announced support from Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl on Thursday, garnering another key endorsement for her mayoral bid.

"Wendy Greuel is smart, levelheaded and candid—all critical assets that we’ll need in our next mayor," Rosendahl said in a press release. "In these tough financial times, her savvy experience as controller and as a small businesswoman will help her tackle our city’s problems head-on.

As mayor, Rosendahl said he knows Greuel work to bring L.A. back to fiscal solvency.

"Her priorities are right on track: protecting workers, cutting costs where possible, and enhancing our business climate so that we can create more jobs and grow our middle class," he said. "She has my full support.”

Rosendahl represents L.A.’s eleventh council district, which covers neighborhoods including Mar Vista, Venice, Playa del Rey, Marina Del Rey, and large sections of Del Rey, Playa Vista, and West Los Angeles.

"Councilmember Rosendahl has served as an inspiration for so many Angelenos," Greuel said. "He’s been a true champion on the council and has fought for bold reforms, including a living wage for hotel workers on Century Boulevard, a clean environment, transparency in government and the modernization of LAX airport. He is a close friend and I am truly honored to count him on my team."

Thursday's endorsement comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Greuel raised a sizable $2.8 million for the primary election.

Her campaign has also received endorsements from former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg, Assemblywomen Bonnie Lowenthal, Betsy Butler, and Nancy Skinner; State Senator Fran Pavley, civil rights and labor icon Dolores Huerta and civil rights trailblazer John Mack.

Two of Rosendahl's fellow council members - Jan Perry and Eric Garcetti - are also running for mayor, along with former Assistant U.S. Attorney and conservative talk radio host Kevin James and technology company executive and former Villaraigosa staffer Emanuel Pleitez.  

- City News Service contributed to this report. 

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