Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer suspended his candidacy for mayor of Los Angeles on May 17 and endorsed mayoral candidate and U.S. Rep. Karen Bass. The two gathered for a press conference in Encino Park to make the announcement.
“Exactly three weeks from [May 17], this city will head to the ballot box to elect a battle-tested, mission-driven leader – someone who has proven in the face of violent crime, economic disaster and a pandemic, that she will always deliver for the people of Los Angeles,” Feuer said. “Thirty-second ads don’t trump more than 30 years of results. Karen Bass is the only person in this race with the experience to bring our unhoused neighbors indoors, tackle our affordability crisis and make our communities safer by getting guns off of our streets. The stakes of not getting this right are too high. I am proud to support Karen Bass to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.”
“I want to thank the city attorney for his endorsement,” Bass said. “Our city is at a crossroads. Will we come together to bring Los Angeles to a more just future? Or will we go backwards with strategies that we know will not work and surrender to fear? I’m running for mayor to lead this city to a brighter future for everyone.”
Feuer became the latest candidate to suspend his run for mayor. On May 12, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino ended his candidacy for mayor and endorsed candidate Rick Caruso, owner of The Grove.
“I’m incredibly proud of the campaign I ran. My campaign focused on ideas and vision and energy and hope, and I am very proud of that,” Feuer added. “Also, I was out of resources, and I needed to put that pride in my campaign aside and do what’s right for the city of Los Angeles, and that is to endorse Karen Bass. I have known Karen for 30 years and she is an exceptional leader. I think it is imperative that she, not Caruso, governs Los Angeles.”
Voting-by-mail has already begun for the June 7 Primary Election. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, the two candidates who received the most votes will move on to the Nov. 8 General Election.
For information on voting, visit lavote.gov.
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