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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Laurette Healey Out, More To Follow

Let's see, this takes us down to 13 candidates vying for CD2, with the deadline for signature petitions a mere week away. Expect to see a few more dropping out by the end of next week as the reality of this campaign begins to settle in.

I'd also like to draw your attention to a new blog devoted to the race for CD2, and yes, I am involved with the project: http://cd2election.blogspot.com/

And now, Laurette Healey's press release announcing her withdrawal from the campaign for CD2 Councilperson:


Despite raising close to $100,000 from local supporters and collecting endorsements from over 2000 voters in her district, former Deputy State Controller Laurette Healey has decided to withdraw her candidacy for the open Council District 2 seat to succeed Wendy Greuel. Just last week, Healey succeeded in renaming a part of Van Nuys to Sherman Oaks in a City Council vote of 10-2. "We are in the process of returning alot of checks, and thanking members of my community for their offer of support. I remain passionate about public service."

Rather than seeking public office at this time, Healey will focus her efforts on jobs creation and economic development for the region using her combined private sector business background and Government experience as the State’s former Deputy “fiscal watchdog.”

“While I do not rule out the prospect of seeking public office in the future, I am fortunate to have other options available to me which will allow me to use my entrepreneurial expertise to create jobs and stimulate our economy. I see this as the most immediate need and there is no time to waste.”


·The newly named portion of Sherman Oaks represents 1,800 homes between the boundaries of Burbank Boulevard north to Califa/Tiara Sts; the 405 hwy on the west; and on the east to Hazeltine Blvd.

·Laurette Healey served as Deputy State Controller in the administration of former State Controller Steve Westly.

·Laurette Healey is a former joint venture partner of Home Shopping Network, Inc. and was the highest ranking female executive during her tenure.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Watch Pugliese now.

July 21, 2009 6:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What do you mean you're "involved" with the website.

Can you clarify this?

July 21, 2009 6:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

On second thought, I withdraw the question. I don't really care.

July 21, 2009 6:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Krekorian is a fucking phony and a quitter.

July 21, 2009 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


And the first one to qualify.

Pretty impressive given the short turn around.

July 21, 2009 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Krekorian has the money machine at full speed. One wonders how many signature gatherers were being paid?

July 21, 2009 9:20 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Only 6 or 7 will even make it on the ballot.

Krekorian with a big lead right now.

July 21, 2009 9:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How so Phil, are you conducting polls?

July 21, 2009 9:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry, Laurette, but I call bullshit.

The law says that if you raise $50,000, you have to notify the City Ethics Commission within 24 hours.

You have not notified the ethics commission, so you're either breaking a law or lying.

My bet is on the latter, considering your claim of getting the "endorsements" of 2000 voters. That is an incredible claim, not as in "amazing" but as in "not credible."

Campaigns far more established than yours are lucky to get 2000 identified yeses over the course of the entire campaign. You got them in a week? Uh-uh.

Laurette, you're a terrible liar and a bad person. Buh-Bye.

July 21, 2009 9:58 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

My prediction...

Krekorian, Sheftel, Essavi, Essel, Galatzan and Pugliese all make it on the ballot.

A few of the other candidates might make it, but several will fail to get the signatures.

July 22, 2009 7:43 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Another prediction.

Krekorian finishes in first in the election, but is forced into a runoff....

With whom?....I'm not sure yet.

July 22, 2009 7:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brilliant analysis, Phil. Stick to your, err, day job.

July 22, 2009 8:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where's Mayor Higby?

July 22, 2009 8:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you for calling Laurette on her lying bullshit. Some of us have observed her in other venues and she has a lot of gall and little substance. She is one of those people who bank on image and very little on actually doing something. But, hey, she "led" the movement to re-name a portion of Van Nuys as "Sherman Oaks." See what I mean about Laurette being all image obsessed? It's all she spends her time on.

July 22, 2009 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I see the empty look of death in Laurette Healy's eyes.

July 22, 2009 1:30 PM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

Anon July 22 1:30--- Confession: I love your remark so much I am compelled to glance at it several times a day-- never fails to CRACK me up-- Did you pen the Sharon Tay remark as well?

July 26, 2009 10:53 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Don't get me started on Laurette. Looking for Mr. Goodbar.

July 30, 2009 9:57 PM  

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