A standing-room only crowd turns out for CD 1 City Council Candidate Gil Cedillo's New Campaign Office Grand Opening/ Runoff Kickoff in Highland Park.
CD 1 Candidate Gil Cedillo, MCs his own Campaign Office Grand Opening and Kickoff before an estimated 150 plus supporters.
** Blogger's note:
The dueling CD 1 Campaigns of Gil Cedillo and Jose Gardea, held simultaneous campaign kickoffs, mere blocks from each other along Figueroa Blvd. in Highland Park, on Saturday. While recent non-IE campaign contributions totals, give an edge to Gardea (thanks to Big Developers and Mt. Washington stalwarts)
, clearly, Cedillo has the masses on his side (reflective in his 49% plus vote tally) and the support of third place finisher Jesse Rojas (who's vote total kept Cedillo from winning outright on March 7). With certain IE monetary and ground pounding support from his labor friends, the chances of the former union and state political leader, becoming the replacement for termed-out City Councilman Ed Reyes, are better than even, but six weeks of campaigning (which should get contentious), will play out among the neighborhoods ........... and on the various communication medians within CD 1 (more photos from the Cedillo event below)---Scott Johnson.
A couple of green lights along Figueroa, separated the dueling campaign events (the Gardea event is near where the people are standing next to second green light in the distance). ** One person commenting on the small location of the Gardea Campaign Headquarters, broached that Gardea/Reyes, should of asked 7-Eleven to provide free space, in lieu of allowing more beer and and wine selling locations within CD 1.
The likes of CD 2/7 City Councilman Richard AlarCON (fresh off of his City Council "Walkout")
, State Senator Ron Calderon and former CD 14 City Councilman Richard Alatorre were in attendance and gave praise to Cedillo.
Third place finisher (and now campaign kingmaker) Jesse Rojas speaks in support of candidate Gil Cedillo.
Once the speeches are over, its time to walk and hit the phones.
Cedillo with campaign supporters.
Cedillo with members of the campaign office "after school child care program" for campaign volunteers.
The crafting of the campaign message is a never-ending job.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: 2013 CD 1 City Council Campaign, Gil Cedillo, Jose Gardea