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Gloria Molina endorses Trutanich in L.A. city attorney race

March 21, 2013 |  6:46 pm

Longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor and pioneering Latina elected official Gloria Molina has endorsed City Atty. Carmen Trutanich for reelection, the Trutanich campaign announced Thursday.

Molina cited Trutanich’s “independence,” his role in reducing crime and gun violence and his concern for working-class families and neighborhoods.

“Trutanich was not part of the old boys' club at City Hall, and he still is not part of it” despite four years in office, Molina said in a statement issued by the Trutanich campaign.

The city attorney “has been true to his roots and his independence is good for the city,” Molina added.

Molina’s backing comes as Trutanich’s challenger, former lawmaker Mike Feuer, has racked up scores of endorsements from elected officials, legal community leaders and neighborhood activists. She is one of Trutanich’s most prominent supporters.

She was the first Latina elected to the state Assembly, the L.A. City Council and the board of supervisors. 

City offices are technically nonpartisan, but party ties can be important in heavily Democratic Los Angeles. Feuer and Molina are Democrats. Trutanich is a former Republican, now registered as an independent.

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