August 9, 2011 Contact: Dave Jacobson818.943.2348
LOS ANGELES MAYOR ENDORSESTORIE OSBORN FOR STATE ASSEMBLY
Osborn Emerges as Front Runner in Race to Fill Vacant California Assembly Seat; DominatesField in Fundraising, Endorsements and Grassroots Support
SANTA MONICA, CA
- Building on her recent fundraising lead in the 2012 campaign for the
vacant seat in California’s
Assembly District, veteran nonprofit executive TorieOsborn announced today the endorsement of longtime California leader, Los AngelesMayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
“As a local leader who has worked on some of the most pressing issues of our time, from
protecting our environment, to creating jobs, expanding access to better healthcare,helping the homeless, and fighting for equality, Torie Osborn has proven herself to be achampion for those who need a voice. She has demonstrated a clear understanding of theissues that face her district and I know that she will be a strong representative for theresidents of Ca
Assembly District,” said
Los Angeles Mayor AntonioVillaraigosa.
“It is an absolute honor to have the support of such a renowned and well respected leaderin California,” said Osborn. “I
look forward to partnering with Mayor Villaraigosa in mycampaign and once I am
elected to the State Assembly.”
Osborn has also received powerful endorsements from Congresswoman Karen Bass, andAssemblywoman Julia Brownley who currently holds the seat,
as well as
former StateSenator Sheila James Kuehl.In the most recent fundraising report, Osborn netted a whopping $215,000 in just the first six months of this year, for a total of $294,400 since announcing her candidacy, late last year. She has nearly 1,000 individual donors and a long list of prominent endorsements,showing an unusually committed level of support and momentum, especially for a first-time candidate.For more information, please visit http://torieosborn.com/.