Councilman Eric Garcetti, whose 13th council district includes portions of Atwater, Echo Park and Silver Lake, today announced he will file papers to run for mayor. It had long been presumed that Garcetti, who moved to Silver Lake from Echo Park earlier this year, would seek to replace Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor. Garcetti has even played the role of L.A.’s mayor on TV. But, this morning, he made it official. Garcetti, on his Facebook page, said:
I made it official this morning and took out papers to run for Mayor. I love LA–the best city in the world–and it is time for focused leadership, innovation, and a vision to inspire this city. I hope to earn your support as we approach Election Day. Together, let’s put LA back on top.
- Council president Eric Garcetti says he will run for mayor. L.A. Now