David Hernandez endorses Christine Essel
Valley Village resident and Community Leader David Hernandez has announced his formal endorsement of Los Angeles City Council Candidate Christine Essel for the Special Election in District 2.
David Hernandez achieved National recognition for his efforts to allow the people to vote on keeping the Cross on the Los Angeles County Seal.
David also led the Two Year Legal Challenge against Proposition R, the measure which allowed the City Council to extend their terms by four years.
David is currently the President of the Foundation Board at Los Angeles Mission College and a Board member of the Youth Services Network.
David served two years on the Sun Valley Neighborhood Council and two years on the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council. He was an active participant in the formation of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.
David is a member of Valley Vote and continues to be a strong advocate for the San Fernando Valley.
David has spent the past months observing and interacting with both of the candidates who are in the run off election.
Having reviewed each candidates strengths and liabilities, he is convinced the best candidate to represent the 2nd Council District is Christine Essel.
“My mother has lived in the community since 1953 and Chris is the one I feel would best serve her community”.
David has also noted that with the two remaining female council members being termed out, there exists the possibility that Christine Essel will be the only women on the Los Angeles City Council. Should she fail to be elected, then there is a strong possibility there will be no women on the council. Not acceptable.
David also requested a cost analyst from the Registrar Recorder for a Special Election in the 43rd State Assembly District. According to the Registrar Recorder a “Stand Alone” Special Election will cost tax payers more than 2.2 million dollars. A combined Special Election will cost tax payers 1.5 million dollars. This is unacceptable given the current financial crisis facing the State of California and the City of Los Angeles.