Sigh of relief

Local politicians at the city level are likely breathing a sigh of relief now that State Sen. Gloria Romero and Assembylman Ed Hernandez withdrew their names from the race to fill Rep. Hilda Solis’ spot.

Now, our local San Gabriel Valley politicians won’t have to split hairs over who they will endorse — they can support Board of Equalization Chairwoman Judy Chu as she seeks out Solis’ spot, and can support Romero as she seeks out State Superintendent.

Otherwise, it would have been interesting to see who the SGV politicians would have ended up endorsing, risking possibly losing endorsement in their future endeavors.

  • Moblieman

    Hernandez was never in the race to begin with. Sad to here Romero dropped out, but cedillo??? I think I threw up in my mouth!!! I guess Judy Chu is our next congressmember!!! Good luck Judy Chu!!!

  • ANONYMOUS

    CEDILLO IS FROM THE LA AREA. HE IS TOO TIGHT WITH MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA. WE NEED SOME ONE THAT WILL FOCUS AND BE COMMITTED TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SAN AGABRIEL VALLEY. NOT AN OUTSIDER AND CERTAINLY NOT A “CARPET BAGGER.” STAY IN YOR OWN BACK YARD CEDILLO. CHU IS THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE.

  • Change 32nd CD

    What is all of this talk about Democrats jocking for this seat?
    Who says it belongs to a Democrat?
    Perhaps, it is time for a Republican for a change. Someone who is willing to speak up for the taxpayers.
    We hear that there is a GOP candidate willing to run and to WIN and has money to WIN.

  • Carol

    Both Chu & Cedillo are strong candidates who in different ways have ties to the district.
    While Chu served as rep for parts on Cd32, Cedillo has built a strong relationship with voters from East Los Angeles and Monterey Park. Recently, Latino voter participation increased in those areas, I can see this and his progressive stance and service to issues related to labor, veterans affairs, and education, among other issues as appealing factors for voters in the San Gabriel Valley. Not only do I see CD32 remaning democrat, but I see the increased participation among API and Latino voters as a victory for Cedillo. As a close neighbor to the 32nd CD, I can honestly say Cedillo as the best fit for the constituents.

  • Witness

    Carol,

    Well said. The next member of congress from the 32nd district should be a strong advocate for “labor, veterans affairs and education”. These are all issues very familiar to Senator Cedillo who has been a staunch advocate of all three while serving as a member in both the State Assembly and the State Senate. Additionally, as the State Senator from the SGV whose current Senate district represents the areas of Alhambra, San Marino, South Pasadena, as well as a large portion of Los Angeles….Senator Cedillo understands quite well the issues important to voters in the SGV.

    We would be very fortunate to have Gil Cedillo represent the SGV and portions of Los Angeles as a member of the United States Congress.

  • Milly

    -ANONYMOUS
    You say that your problem with Cedillo is that he is too tight with the Mayor? If they’re so tight, then why has the Mayor endorsed Chu? Just because they’re both Latino doesn’t mean they’re cut out of the same political fabric. Cedillo is a classic independent White Hat Democrat who follows his heart when he castes his votes even when it’s not politically expedient to do so. That’s why he’s getting so much antagonism from conservatives on immigration policy.

  • anonymous

    You bet….Cedillo is a “classic independent” democrat. He follows his heart(code for money) when deciding what issues to support. C’mon this guy would be the absolute worse representative for the citizens in the 32nd district.

  • anonymous

    Cedillo does not have the support or endorsement of the local elected officials. That say slot. It is clear that he is out of touch with those that represent the local communities. They know good and well who is best suited to address the needs of the constituents of the entire San Gabriel Valley. The other two gents have never shown a interest in any of our cities at all. They need to help out in their own city and then we will see if they can handle the job.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, Cedillo and Chu have split the endorsements of elected officials pretty evenly. The interesting this is that though he has natural connections with the Latino community in LA, it’s Chu that has the support of Villagarosa and his cronies. Cedillo follows his own concience when he legislates and doesn’t tow anyone elses line. That’s why so many of these Tamany Dems don’t like him. He’s his own man.

  • http://www.thedomz.com/2009/04/money-tweet/ Lucilla Teets

    There isn’t a better method?