This morning, City Council President Herb Wesson endorsed Carolyn Ramsey in the race for LA City Council District 4 before a small group of press and community supporters at the southeast corner of Bronson Avenue and Wilshire Blvd in the Wilshire Park Historic District. Koreatown community activist Scott Suh welcomed everyone and introduced Council President Wesson to neighborhood leaders from Brookside and Wilshire Park.
“I think it’s important to tell you why I am supporting Carolyn,” said Wesson. “We are standing in the heart of the CD4. I started my career as the chief of staff and I know it’s the heart of the council office; it really prepared me; taught me how to get votes to pass legislation and I think it makes Carolyn head and shoulders above the others in this race.”
“I’m grateful for the strong support of Council President Wesson as we kick off our campaign for the May 19th runoff.” said Carolyn Ramsay. “His strong leadership on economic development means we can begin working together to rebuild our infrastructure and preserve our neighborhoods like historic Wilshire Park with over 500 historic homes.”
Ramsay has also been endorsed by her former boss, Councilman Tom LaBonge, who is termed out. City Councilman Gil Cedillo and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell have also endorsed Ramsay.
The endorsement gives Ramsay a boost over challengers David Ryu who has a 61 votes ahead of Tomas O’Grady. The City Clerk’s office is still counting some 30,000 ballots and has until March 24 to certify the results.