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L.A.-area elected officials endorse Assembly veterans

November 7, 2011 |  1:22 pm

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

Some prominent Los Angeles-area elected officials have thrown their support to two legislative veterans seeking newly drawn Assembly seats in next year's elections.

Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian have endorsed Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey) as she seeks reelection from the Westside-based 50th District following the reconfiguration of the state's political boundaries earlier this year. Butler faces competition from two other Democrats: activist Torie Osborn, who on Monday announced an endorsement from the California Federation of Teachers, and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom.

Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) has given his backing to former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, who is hoping to return to the Legislature's lower house from the 58th District, which includes Artesia, Downey and Montebello, among others. He is part of a large political family that has been prominent in southeast Los Angeles County for three decades.

[For the record, 1:57 p.m.: A previous version of this post said Assemblyman Gil Cedillo has given his backing to former Assemblyman Ron Calderon. In fact, Cedillo endorsed former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, who is Ron Calderon's brother.]

-- Jean Merl