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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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.


Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

I have tremendous respect for David Hernandez.

Any endorsement coming from him is not done without him doing some serious homework on the candidate.

For those of you who know David, I don't have to explain anything more.

November 17, 2009 10:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You are full of shit.

If the Chamber endorses, David endorses. He does not have a mind of his own.

You are far too much of a newbie to know that obviously.

His endorsement is meaningless.

One Who Knows

November 17, 2009 10:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David Hernandez has become a feminist?

Will not that get you sent to hell David?

November 17, 2009 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's it, this will put Essel over the top.

November 17, 2009 10:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A complete nitwit trumpeting the endorsement of an empty suit by a right wing quack.

Stop Jennderesselhole before he posts again.

November 17, 2009 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil the anti-PC Republican is joining Hernandez in playing the gender card? Don't Republicans have ANY scruples?

November 17, 2009 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And why is this important?

November 17, 2009 10:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ahhh just shut up.

November 17, 2009 11:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG. I am shocked. I was not sure if Dave would come out of his sidekick Frank Sheftel's closet and endorse Chris in his own right.

Well Dave, it's about time. Congrats on your bold move; although somehow it came a few days too late after Pete Sanchez's endorsement of Paul.

Let's put it this way, if you are a right wing Republican and you think we ought to sock it to the middle class and less fortunate, Chris is your choice to tell Valley residents, "Let them eat cake."

Dave provides us excellent guidance.

November 17, 2009 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And how many people in CD2 even know David Hernandez and care who he endorses.

November 17, 2009 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"For those of you who know David, I don't have to explain anything more."

For those who know Jennerjahn, I don't have to explain anything. His appoval of this endorsement means that David Hernandez is as much of a pile of shit as he is by association.

And to use the gender card is more than insulting. I'm a female who has struggled in the executive male world, and I'm more than offended.

Jennerjahn, you're straying from the Republican talking points. Remember, no quotas, no reverse discrimination, and no thinking for yourself. Quite frankly, if the females on the City Council are the likes of Perry, Hahn and formerly Greuel, (and their new buddy Essel) then I'll take the honest and competent male anyday. Takes these women and shove them where the sun won't shine, Jennerjahn. Oops, your heads already up there.

November 17, 2009 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, You still work here?

November 17, 2009 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, there goes the Latino vote.
It's Paul on Dec 8th!

November 17, 2009 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David is a permanent candidate and hasn't won any election that he has participated in. I think he is running for some assembly district now. He's not a strong endorsement. His only claim to fame is he tried to save the cross, and he was unsuccessful at that too! He doesn't live in District two either so who cares!

Phil, get a job so you can have some creditability.

November 17, 2009 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stop Jennderdoodle before he posts again.

November 18, 2009 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To call this a non-story is an insult to other non-stories.

November 18, 2009 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chris, Phil, David, and Frank are
watching this whole campaign collapse in their face. Dale Thrush is beet red with anger, and Wendy Greuel is witnessing the collapse of her grand plan.

November 18, 2009 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dale Trash was walking for Essel today in Tujunga.

November 18, 2009 12:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stop him before he posts again.

November 18, 2009 12:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David is a nice guy, but that's about it. Phil, your done. Your opinions are worthless, your endorsements are worthless, and quite frankly, you are stupid.

November 18, 2009 12:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Can you throw one of your infamous parties at some greasy spoon on the night of the runoff?

I refuse to attend. But if you podcast it, I will having a HUGE FUCKING LAUGH if Phil shows up and Essel gets her "executive" (yeah, right) ass kicked.

And motherfucker, will I have a bigger laugh as Wendy Greuel needs to re-engineer her mayoral plans. Looks like Dean will need to keep working because I wouldn't put money on Wendy winning the mayor's job OR keeping her Controller job unless she saves the city a few hundred million dollars.

November 18, 2009 1:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it true that Paul has run out of money to do his last mailers and other announcements?

Word is that Eric has sucked up all the campaign cash and thjere is not enough left for the final push.

Can anyone confirm this?

November 18, 2009 5:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just wonder who this David Hernandez is who allegedly was involved in the formation of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council. See I was an interim board member of the VNNC before BONC approval and actually led the presentation to BONC for certification and I have never met Hernandez. So I can't comment on the value of his endorsement for Ms. Essel, I can wonder who did the research for this posting.

November 18, 2009 5:21 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

I see that Krekorians "Hater Brigade" was up late last night and up early this morning.

Don't they ever sleep?

November 18, 2009 7:24 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

lol at 10.44

unfortunately many a true word has been spoken in jest.
I predicted Essel to win way back and I stand by that.

NOT BECAUSE WE NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE WOMAN if termed out hahn and Perry are gone.


iTS AN ELECTION, people vote what they want, and its the will of the people.

These are perverse reasons to suggest why your candidate should win. If people believe that Paul should stay in his elected position, then say that at the ballot box. And if people think Chris will best represent the district then say that on voting day.

Of course women want representation, but they get it at the ballot box. I like David personally, but he cannot be serious to quote McEnroe.

Great guy fighting Prop R, incredible effort, and then you blow it with 2 clunkers like that?

it's exactly like saying don't vote for Obama because we might have to pay for a massive investigation into the next senator for illinois.

November 18, 2009 8:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The community activists must organize to stop Essel. Essel is Jack Weiss in drag. If she gets into office, the affected communities WILL BE INGNORED as Essel paves over the rest of the district with her developer "friends".

November 18, 2009 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hold the press ...

how the fu-- can David's support deserve any space here when Pete S. did not get a write up.

Who the f is David compared to Pete What can David bring hes Sex toy and Drug dealer could not even brake 20% in any polling place. So David brings nothing except Jennerjerk wants to write about something to support his LOVE Essel.

If this is the best that Essel has for Phil to write about then USS Vessel has just hit an Iceberg and not MILLION Dollars that the supporters of Measure B IBEW will be spending to support Essel will not help.

The most important question is Who will get less votes Daving in AD42 or Frank in the CD2 race. I say Farnk did.

November 18, 2009 9:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hernandez may be a bigger loser than Phil. He's a lying sack of shit too.

Kiss of death, Chris. You are so done.

November 18, 2009 9:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:11 A.M.

Shallman still up and drunk.

November 18, 2009 9:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How does this qualify as a worth while story?

November 18, 2009 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yet another in a long list of David's losing causes...

-All his runs for congress, mayor, school board, college board, assembly
-saving public access, saving the county seal,saving the dome village
-Ted Hayes for congress
-qualifying guillermo huesca for cd7
-Toke Sheftel for council

the only bigger loser I can think is last place phil with only two signatures to recall villar

November 18, 2009 12:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Republican Party is rooting for State Assemblyman Krekorian to win as this will trigger a Special Election in the 43rd. They are not very happy with Hernandez in supporting Essel as they see this as not supporting the Republican Agenda. Given the current failure of the State Legislature, they believe the time has never been better for a Republican to win a Special Election in the 43rd.

November 18, 2009 1:20 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Maybe I should run for the 43rd Republican Assembly spot when Krekorian goes to the Council.

November 18, 2009 1:43 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

After all I think only a libertarian Republican could win. Someone who is not a ghey hater nor a tax and spend RINO.

November 18, 2009 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please read what you write, first!

"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 Hernandez's campaigns ALWAYS lose!

It this who you want to set your clock to?

I can't imagine a more unimpressive "resume" of community activitism, namely:


November 18, 2009 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:34 please list the top 5 things you have done for the community and back it up with some facts not hysterical verbage...

November 18, 2009 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For Essel
Phil J
Cheech Sheftel
David Losernandez
Augosto Soprano
Matt Dowd
Matt's friend who we can not talk about
Old DICK Riordan
DICK Alaron
Wicked Wendy

For Krekorian
All of CD2

November 18, 2009 3:56 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

I just like to pick the winner.
like I did with Nuch. and Antonio I picked would win re-election a year out, regardless of the runners.
but I don't "endorse" anyone.
please discern that difference.

November 18, 2009 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


When I come out and make a big F-ING deal about endorsing a candidate, and include my resume (hopefully not full of losing deals like Hernandez) -- I'll send my list, just as your requested.

In the meantime, you just keep on following out-of-touch windbags like him all you want, and then wonder -- "how come we never win??"

(I'll bet you think Tampa Bay is making a GREAT CONTRIBUTION to professional football, too).

November 18, 2009 6:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:20, If the Republican Party wanted to trigger a special election then why did the New Majority California PAC (the largest Republican PAC in California) just spend money on some new ads for Chris Essel?

November 18, 2009 6:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:55 much eaiser to sit in your shorts and type hysterical rants about people who atleasts put it on the line for the community. Win or lose Chris will still be Chris and Phil will still be Phil and you will still be a hysterical nut job with one hand on the key board and the other in your.....

November 19, 2009 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The New Majority is not the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. Not knowing that shows just how much in the dark you have gone.

November 19, 2009 1:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The New Majority is not the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. Not knowing that shows just how much in the dark you have gone.

November 19, 2009 1:33 PM  

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