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Friday, October 23, 2009

Frank Sheftel announces endorsement on Kevin James Show

Tonight, Frank Sheftel, the former CD 2 candidate, went on the Kevin James Radio show. He and Kevin spoke about the issues concerning the marijuana collectives, patients, and the City Attorneys office. While they spoke on this subject for some time, Frank ended his guest appearance with an endorsement of former CD 2 rival Christine Essel. He also released this statement to the media:

Sheftel Endorses Essel in the L.A. City Council District 2 Run-off Election

With the run off election less then 7 weeks away I have decided to announce who I am supporting in this race. I have met with both candidates and have attended several events since the primary and seen both Christine & Paul in action. Both have sat down and had private meetings with me and have been very candid and forthcoming in my questioning of them. Both have a lot to offer and both come with concerns. Frankly both have asked for my support & I am honored and humbled. It's been a great experience to run a campaign against such a diverse and committed group of people.

At this time and in this particular situation, with our city and state facing a crisis situation I believe that Christine Essel is the right choice for City Council and to represent CD 2. She has the education, the experience and the connections to hit the ground running and get the job done. She is not backed by the Mayor and doesn't come with the added baggage of being from the political machine. Like myself and many of the other grassroots candidates she truly wants to make a difference in the community she grew up in and has signed a pledge not to run for any other office. A pledge I haven't seen Paul Krekorian sign. Paul is currently a State Assembly Member having just been re-elected, and is in a position already to effect change, He is not termed out yet and as a matter of fact can run for another term. The cost of another special election to fill his Assembly seat (estimated at 2 million dollars) weighed heavy in my decision. Christine Essel will have less then a year and a half to prove herself at which time this seat is up again. If she lives up to what I believe are sincere and realistic goals then we are better as a community. If not, there are many others ready to run for that seat. I have met with all the former CD2 candidates since the primary. We all care about this district and want to see someone in there that will best represent us. I become the fourth former candidate to support Christine Essel.( David Saltsburg, Augusto Bisani and Joe Essavi have already endorsed Essel). I hope that the remaining four will follow suit and we can all come out united behind one Candidate. I am pleased and proud to support Christine Essel for L. A. City Council and urge all my supporters and the rest of CD2 voters to do the same.

Frank Sheftel


For those of you who are keeping track, that is now four former rivals who have declared their support for Christine Essel.

Repeating the score....

Christine Essel 4
Paul Krekorian 0


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone care who you endorse or who endorses her? I doubt it.

October 23, 2009 1:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CD 2

Take it from someone who knows the importance of this election, don't trust her. You will not want to experience the damage she could cause in a year and a half.

It sucks to pay for a special election but you should blame Wendy for that, not Paul because he "already has a job". That doesn't make Essel the right candidate. She doesn't deserve it more than Paul because she is currently unemployed. And she didn't grow up in Sunland or Studio City. She grew up in the north west valley. So - bad argument Phil.

Nobody cares what Frank Shefwho thinks. Not even the 24 people who voted for him.

It's humorous that anyone thought it warranted a radio show announcement. Like people are waiting to see who Frank picks...

October 23, 2009 1:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:




October 23, 2009 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was waiting to see who Frank and all the others pick. It says alot when other people running all line up behind another person. So make fun and throw race into the mix to confuse and mislead people. It just shows Krekorians desperation. Congrats Frank. Essel has my vote.
And word to Higby........this HARPING on the Ethnic issue is back firing big time. 4 posts in 24 hours shows your true colors, and it's not pretty.

October 23, 2009 7:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

his font is awful.

October 23, 2009 7:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I support Chris. I have known her a long time, and know the quality of the woman. Because she is soft spoken doesn't mean she is a pushover; far from it.

She knows how to lead and she knows how to get along in a legislative setting. CD 2 needs that.

But, Phil, please preface or finish your posts about Chris with a disclaimer; it adds to the credibility of what you are posting.

October 23, 2009 7:54 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:


I have already stated I am supporting Chris Essel for City Council. The blog is not a newspaper so I see no need to put a disclaimer at the end of every article.

However, if Higby wants us to do it, I will do it.

But I don't see him putting a disclaimer on any of his posts yet.

He's deep in the tank for Krekorian. Always has been.

October 23, 2009 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

phil why is your writing about this more important than correcting your false and slanderous report about that NC guy?

your unwillingness, or your foot dragging on this severely hampers your already sinking credibility. please get this done and off the charts. I guarantee this will harangue you more and more, the longer you wait.

October 23, 2009 9:06 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Couple of questions -

1) I missed the show (sorry Kevin) - did he ask Frank Sheftel of his view that Chris Essel hosted an event with genocide deniers? I would think as a Jew Frank would have a certain sensitivity to that issue.

2) Chris Essel has been endorsed by four candidates who collectively got about 1300 votes. Contrast/compare that to Paul Krekorian who has been endorsed by 40-50 community leaders including representatives from every Neighborhood Council in the District. Think that carries more weight than the Willy Wonka of Pot, Goofy Augusto, Dangerous Enemy of Fences Joe Essavi and you know who.

October 23, 2009 9:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Chris Essel has the endorsement of the bottom feeders, candidates who were never taken seriously to begin with. Sheftel is a real stain on Essel's credibility. Not that she has any anyway. Guess he fits the profile of her creepy guy friends and supporters, like her campaign manager and the Armenian genocide deniers.

October 23, 2009 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This must have been the secret plan the Essel people are yapping about.

What a joke.

October 23, 2009 10:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sheftel needs to take a healthy dose of STFU. He had his chance and he got 3% of the vote. The people have spoken.

October 23, 2009 1:00 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Based on a post I read on Hatfield's blog looks like Sheftel's new role is to be Essel's "body guy."

October 23, 2009 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby your comment at 909 is showing you to be despicable.

October 23, 2009 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Frankie baby if a dangerous candidate ran say a Klan member or someone else who espoused hate you would support thatcandidate because Paul Krekorianj's elevatin would cost the state or county $2 million. You are an ignoramus.
If an infinitely lesser qualified candidate (for example like yourself) you would support that candidate because it was going to cost $2 million. You igno.....
If you're so concerned about government waste please recite your record on this blog fighting such waste

October 23, 2009 8:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why was Phil dressed like L David Freeman today in a cowboy hat and cowboy denim shirt? Huh?

October 23, 2009 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If 4 lunatics are supporting Essel, what does it say about Essel?

October 23, 2009 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, I suggest you go to a psychiatrist for a check up. You are an egotistical, pathetic psycho.

October 23, 2009 10:14 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Congrats to Phil for sloughing off the stupid comments from the usual dum dums, gadflies and wannabes.

In the meantime still no word from Essel on her holocaust denying pals.

No word from Essel but the word is spreading like wildfire through the community.

October 24, 2009 2:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amazing that Sheftel endorsed Essel as she bad mouthed him and called him a pot dealer all over the district. What a feeble minded toad he has turned out to be. I'm glad I didn't vote for him.

October 24, 2009 6:23 PM  

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