LOS ANGELES, CA — This week, the L.A. JOBS Political Action Committee (PAC), sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, endorsed Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes for Los Angeles City Council District 7. The 7th District covers northeastern portions of the San Fernando Valley, including Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Panorama City, Mission Hills, North Hills and Sylmar, and is open due to term limits.
“Los Angeles is currently facing double-digit unemployment and an annual budget deficit,” said L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben. “Felipe will bring his past experience at City Hall, plus his passion and dynamic leadership to the Los Angeles City Council with the goal of addressing these challenges.”
Currently a State Assemblymember, Felipe Fuentes represents the 39th Assembly District. Prior to his election in 2007, Felipe served as chief of staff to former City Council President Alex Padilla.
“Felipe's focus on job-creating policies in Sacramento and his dedication to tackling the challenges Los Angeles faces make him an ideal Councilman for the 7th District and Los Angeles,” Toebben said. “The PAC looks forward to working with him to ensure victory in 2013.”
“I'm proud to have the endorsement of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in my campaign for City Council,” said Assemblymember Fuentes. “I have frequently partnered with the Chamber on legislation to help create jobs — most recently the extension of the State's Film and Television Tax Credit Program. My main focus as a Councilmember will be to continue my work to reduce the City's unemployment rate, which is the Chamber's focus each and every day. I look forward to working together with the Chamber to make that focus a reality at City Hall.”
Established in 1999, the L.A. Jobs Political Action Committee (PAC) is sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and governed by an independent Board of Directors. L.A. Jobs PAC aims to elect candidates who will place a top priority on job creation, business investment and fiscal solvency.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.