Campaign 2013

Bill Clinton endorses Greuel for mayor

Thumbnail image for greuel-presser-step-repeat.jpgMayoral finalist Wendy Greuel unveiled one of her big guns on Monday, announcing the endorsement of former president Bill Clinton. She served in the Clinton Administration for a time around the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

"I'm proud to support Wendy Greuel for Mayor of Los Angeles," Clinton says in an email from the Greuel campaign. "Throughout her career, whether in the public or private sector, Wendy has been a smart, dedicated, and creative problem-solver. She knows how to make government work for ordinary people, and she's been doing it for decades, not only when times are good, but especially during periods of crisis.

"I saw this strength of Wendy's first-hand in 1994, when she was a valued member of my administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development. When the Northridge Earthquake struck -- causing so much loss of life and destruction -- Wendy sprang into action. She helped deliver over a billion dollars in federal emergency aid to Los Angeles residents and worked around the clock to assist families who lost their homes."

Greuel will be at Cal State Northridge this afternoon to talk about her role in earthquake relief. She is billed as bringing along Supervisor Gloria Molina and Robin Kramer, the former chief of staff for mayors Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraiogsa.

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