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L.A. Chamber of Commerce backs Wendy Greuel for mayor

February 12, 2013 |  6:47 pm

Photo: Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel at a debate in September. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The political action committee run by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it is backing mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel in the race to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Chamber President Gary Toebben said Greuel, who is currently city controller, has a "long record" of trying to build the local economy and private sector experience as co-owner of Frontier Building Supply in the San Fernando Valley.

“She brings a unique combination of political leadership and knowing what it takes to run a successful family-owned business," he said.

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Greuel has already picked up support from another business group, the San Fernando Valley-based Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. She said the endorsement is a testament to her "real-world business background."

Business groups "understand that revitalizing our economy and creating jobs will be one of my top priorities," she said in a statement.

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-- David Zahniser at Los Angeles City Hall

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Photo: Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel at a debate in September. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times 

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