Finally! With just four days to go before the Tuesday, May 21st elections, City Councilmember and L.A. mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti today endorsed his former field deputy, Mitch O’Farrell, who is running against former Public Works commissioner John Choi to replace Garcetti in representing the 13th Council District.
"Mitch O’Farrell is the best choice to carry on the work I’ve been doing in the 13th District. He deserves your vote," Garcetti said in a press release Friday afternoon. "John Choi is a fine public servant with a track record of accomplishment. But Mitch brings unmatched experience in the district to continue our forward momentum."
O’Farrell distributed his own press release just moments earlier.
“I’m proud of what Eric Garcetti and I have been able to accomplish in the 13th District over the last 10 years,” O’Farrell said in the release, “and I’m honored to receive his endorsement for City Council. Eric has been an enormous force for change in the 13th District, and we’re all better off because of it. I’m ready to lead this District on Day One, representing everyone, no matter where you're from, who you are, or what language you speak. Eric Garcetti and I will be partners in standing up for the values we both believe in, and I stand with him as the best choice for Mayor to bring needed change to City Hall. Our great working relationship will continue in our respective new roles."