LOS ANGELES, CA – The L.A. Jobs
Political Action Committee (PAC) sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of
Commerce today announced its endorsement of Adeena Bleich for Los Angeles City
Council, District 5. In the coming weeks
leading up to the election, the L.A. Area Chamber, which represents more than 1,600
businesses in the greater Los Angeles
region, will communicate with its members about the significance of this open
City Council race and its endorsement of Ms. Bleich.
"At this critical moment in our
city’s economy and quality of life, our PAC felt is was important to endorse a
candidate at this stage in the campaign" said Gary Toebben, President
& CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. "While there is a
large group of capable candidates in this race, Adeena Bleich is the best
candidate to fight for good-paying jobs, fiscal responsibility at City Hall and
smart solutions to traffic gridlock.”
am exceptionally proud to have the endorsement of the L.A. Jobs PAC,” said
Adeena Bleich. “The L.A. Area Chamber’s work is critical not only to the
business community, but to all Angelenos.
I look forward to working with the Chamber and its members to create
jobs and keep L.A.
competitive in the 21st century.”
The decision to endorse Adeena
Bleich for L.A. City Council was reached by the L.A. Jobs PAC Board of Trustees
after interviewing all six candidates at a meeting on Friday, January 23,
2009. In reaching its decision, the PAC noted that Ms. Bleich was sharply
focused on business issues and demonstrated the independence needed to make challenging
decisions related to the fiscal health of the city. In addition the interviews conducted by the
PAC Board of Trustees, the Chamber also co-hosted a candidates’ forum for all
qualified candidates on January 12, 2009, which will be available for viewing
citywide on Time Warner Cable’s On Demand video service beginning February 1,
The Los Angeles
Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County.
Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life
in the Los Angeles
region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.