Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kevin James to run for Mayor of Los Angeles

Kevin James will officially announce his candidacy for Mayor of Los Angeles at 10AM, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 on the South Lawn at City Hall. It's a welcome piece of good news after the doom, gloom and disaster that we've witnessed in the past week - and of course I'm not just referring to the results of the 2011 City elections.

Kevin James, former Assistant US Attorney and current KRLA Talk Show host
led a brave and honorable call to investigate fundraising irregularities in 2009
According to the Los Angeles Times, "Another contender for the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral race is throwing his hat into the ring.

Radio personality Kevin James, who broadcasts on KRLA-AM (870) weekdays from midnight to 3 a.m., plans to announce his candidacy on Wednesday on the steps of City Hall.

Campaign spokesman John Thomas said James, 47, wants to make Los Angeles more business-friendly and believes that "we desperately need new leadership in L.A." James already has working relationships with union leaders, business officials and nonprofit groups, Thomas said.

"One of the secrets to his candidacy is he brings a broad-based coalition to the table," Thomas said.

A radio broadcaster since 2003, James lives in Laurel Canyon and has practiced law for such firms as Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. He was a prosecutor for the U.S. attorney's office and spent six years on the board of directors of AIDS Project L.A."

Fittingly, the last time James was on the City Hall steps at the South Lawn was in May of 2009 when he was one of a few good men and women brave enough to join me in demanding an investigation into election irregularities by a City Hall insider.

In having the courage then to stand up to the "business as usual brigade," James demonstrated the kind of no-nonsense leadership and commitment to transparency that this City desperately needs after six years of catch-phrases and photo-op failures.

I hope you will join me on City Hall's South Lawn tomorrow to cheer "Kevin James for Mayor!"

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paleoCon said...