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Meet Ed Espinoza: LA’s Superdelegate

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A rollercoaster ride may resemble Democratic National Committee member Ed Espinoza's 2008 but it doesn't paint the whole picture. Rollercoasters don't quite peak like Espinoza's year. He was part of the process which saw his party’s historic candidate elected to the country’s highest office.

His Superdelegate vote (which nominated the Democratic party’s Presidential candidate) earned the 36 year-old Espinoza phone calls from candidates, award-winning actors, and even KROQ’s Kevin and Bean. Last May his Superdelegate vote went to Obama. It was then things really took flight for President-Elect Obama and the Dems (but you knew that.)

Espinoza’s fresh views on the election and Superdelegatehood quickly made him a media favorite. You might’ve caught him on NBC, Cavuto on Fox, or CNN (video below.) His initially-anonymous blog, Mr. Super, gave an inside look into what it’s like to be a Superdelegate. "I tried to shed some light on the process. I think it worked, too," he said. He also blogged the Democratic National Convention for NBC.

Los Angeles doesn’t have a set Superdelegate (they’re designated by state, California claiming about 75) but LAist likes to think of Ed Espinoza as LA’s Superdelegate. This UCLA and Santa Monica High graduate loves our city. He makes good use of our coast with his surfboard, adores In & Out Burger, and has a great passion for Mexican food (which can leave him painfully hungry when in Washington D.C.) The Bruin surfer even likes house music (John Digweed's his favorite DJ.) We’re happy to have him representing us. LAist had a chance to chat with Espinoza about his past, present and America’s future.