Rudy Martinez at Clean Sweep LA Kickoff
Letter of support from former LAPD Deputy Chief and now Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz.
Four years ago today, a certain person was proud to walk up to his polling place and help elect current CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar to his first full term. Now on this election day in 2011, that same person typing these words implores you to vote for Rudy Martinez to replace Councilman Huizar.
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In the four years since casting my vote for Huizar, a person who possess the intellect to bring defining change to the community, has instead help define what ills our local government, lack of transparency, cronyism, and general disdain for the truth.
Four years of scandals, CLARTSgate, Listgate, HACLA Bid-Rigging, DWP, staffer turnover and disregard for general constituent services, has made a once potential mayoral candidate into a sad political puppet of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
But what stands out besides the scandals and his lack of accomplishments, is the blunt truth that Jose Huizar is not a person of character. Whether it is his volcanic temper that one ex. staffer experience at National Night Out two years ago, or his "investigation" of park advisory board members, Huizar has on many occasions exhibited his inner persona that is insecure and vindictive.
Rudy Martinez knows the "true Huizar", they were once friends (in Martinez view) but what Martinez ultimately discover that many can relate was this, Huizar is your friend of convenience who dispatches you once your usefulness is complete.
Martinez in my numerous conversations, is not the polish, wonkish politico that is Councilman Huizar. But what defines Martinez is his tireless pursuit of a chosen objective and his forthright determination to take ownership for mistakes that may occur (ie. the buck stops with me).
In this campaign where his past has been bare to all by Team Huizar, Martinez has been contrite and transparent about his past transgressions (which was shared with this blogger long before being made public via Team Huizar hit pieces), unlike Huizar who defers questions on his past friendship with Martinez to his campaign consultant.
Thus, as our city barrels onwards to its pending day of fiscal reckoning, we need leaders who's life experience mirrors the challenges that face our community at this moment in history, that is why Rudy Martinez is the person who should lead CD 14 in finding the solutions to reinvent our district and city.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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