Assemblyman Cedillo announces run to represent Council District 1

Photo from 45th Assembly District website

Democratic state Assemblyman Gil Cedillo today announced that he will seek to replace outgoing Ed Reyes on the Los Angeles City Council as representative of Council District 1, which includes portions of Echo Park, Highland Park and Lincoln Heights.  The former labor leader formalized his candidacy for the 2013 election as he faces term limits on his 45th Assembly District seat. Cedillo said in a statement, said:

 Today, I am announcing my candidacy for City Council District 1 because we need bold and experienced leadership to strengthen and protect the Los Angeles Dream.  I have been honored to represent portions of Los Angeles in the California State Assembly and State Senate over the past fourteen years and I look forward to going to City Hall, where I will continue to fight for jobs, affordable housing, and public safety.

Cedillo, who grew up in Boyle Heights, lost a 2009 bid to represent the 32nd Congressional district when he was defeated by Judy Chu.

Reyes is termed out as City Councilman. In September, Reyes’ chief of staff, Jose Gardea, announced his intention to run in the 2013 election.

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  1. I would like to see Jose Gardea run …. and win.

  2. One thing I will say about Gill: I have written to him four times now asking for help with a particular problem with the Bureau of Automotive Repair. He has not once so much as responded!

    I’m not even complaining that he perhaps might decide not to help. I’m complaining that he won’t even respond! A VERY bad recommendation for him to become our local representative! If he won’t even have the simply courtesy to respond, even if just to say he can’t help, then he is the wrong guy to be city councilman.

  3. Ugh! He is the worst! Hopefully there will be viable competition and they will beat him.

  4. Is Mr. Cedillo aware that the undocumented can’t vote?

  5. @ Kevin: maybe I am taking your comment out of context (I sure hope so), but that comes across as one of the more blatantly racist things I’ve read here.

  6. Cedillo is determinedly Pro 710 Tunnel. This infamous out of date, polluting, ineffectual, no local jobs, $20 billion dollar useless horror could easily be replaced with heavy electric rail to move cargo, light rail to move people, and re-purposing of the 710, and those solutions would cost maybe $2 billion. The toll tunnel is the boondoggle Cedillo has in mind for Northeast Los Angeles.
    GIve us Gardea, who has a clue about the real needs of the district.

  7. Not racist, just making the point (poorly, I guess) that the strong advocacy that Mr. Cedillo has made on behalf of the undocumented (drivers’ licenses, etc) would lead a cynical observer to wonder what political gain might come from it.

    Not racist, just a lame joke about constituency politics.

  8. And the California political carousel continues to spin around…

  9. @ Kevin: I’ll accept that, I have been know to make bad jokes too.

  10. Preservation Patriot

    @well: You’re out of line with your comment to Kevin. As an American latino, I am greatly offended by people who come here, and never bother to immigrate legally, the way my family had to. They bring the rest of our culture down. That, to me is racism on their part.

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