Tomorrow is Election Day in the Valley
If you live in Council District 2--from Sherman Oaks to the Northeast Valley--it's election day tomorrow. Two candidates face off for the seat once throned by now-City Controller Wendy Greuel. To say the least, the race has been downright nasty. Racism, sexism, burglary and just about everything has been accused one way or another in this race between two Democrat carpetbaggers. In the blogLAsphere, State Assemblyman Paul Krekorian is the winner with ongoing support from the Mayor Sam blog, as well as RonKayeLA. In the money games, Film industry lobbyist and appointed City Commissioner Chris Essel is the winner--an LA Times deck this morning reads: "Unions and other groups inject nearly $1 million into the San Fernando Valley contest for the seat once held by Wendy Greuel. More than 90% of that amount is aimed at helping Christine Essel." KPCC even furthers those sentiments.
Beyond all the rhetoric and brouhaha, it's sometimes hard to tell who is the right candidate. We often turn to the endorsements made for each candidate to help get a better sense of each. Krekorian has rounded up a large amount of support from community leaders and is getting noticed for his environmental endorsements. That's not to say Essel has some community endorsements, too. As far as major media goes, the LA Times has endorsed Essel while the Daily News endorsed Krekorian.
Choices, choices. Who will you vote for?