Los Angeles County Medical Association PAC Endorses Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles
|Wendy was a no-show|
LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2013 — The Los Angeles County Medical Association’s (LACMA) Political Action Committee today announced that it has officially endorsed Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles.
“We’re at crossroads in our city,” said Rocky Delgadillo, CEO of LACMA. “We need a mayor who will provide the kind of leadership that the city needs to rebuild and reinvest in our communities. Eric Garcetti has the passion and vision for making Los Angeles a better place to live for all of its citizens. His approach to governing is about creative problem-solving and marshaling all the right resources to get the job done.”
The endorsement follows a LACMA-hosted event, “Conversation with the Candidate,” on April 30th in which Garcetti offered his perspectives on a broad range of health care issues. Wendy Greuel also was invited to the event, but was unable to attend. The interview-style format was conducted by Delgadillo, former LA City Attorney.
The questions focused on changes in health care and quality of life issues that impact Angelenos. Some of the hot-topic issues discussed included adult and childhood obesity, gun violence, physician shortages and the involuntary transition of residents who receive both Medical/Medicare benefits to managed care plans.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement by the Los Angeles County Medical Association,” said Garcetti. “I look forward to working with LACMA’s leadership and membership to develop solutions to tackle a range of health care issues, and to help improve the health and well-being of individuals and families in our communities.”
“During his time as Los Angeles City Councilmember, Mr. Garcetti has consistently proven his advocacy for health care issues and initiatives. We are confident that he will be a great leader for the people of Los Angeles,” added Dr. Samuel Fink, President, LACMA.
The runoff election is May 21.
About the Los Angeles County Medical Association:
The Los Angeles County Medical Association is a professional association representing 6,500 physicians from every medical specialty and practice setting as well as medical students, interns and residents.