The mayoral campaign of Controller Wendy Greuel landed a high-profile endorsment Thursday from U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer.
The California Democrat noted that Greuel’s election would give the city of Los Angeles its first female mayor. (A second candidate, Councilwoman Jan Perry, would also be the city’s first woman mayor if elected.)
“I’ve known Wendy Greuel for two decades. Wendy is a proven leader who will focus on revitalizing our economy and creating jobs. I look forward to working with Wendy on priorities such as continuing to build a world class transportation system for the people of Los Angeles,” Boxer said in a statement from the campaign.
Boxer is Greuel’s most prominent endorsement so far. Earlier this week, Greuel announced endorsements from Latino politicians including Congressman-elect Tony Cardenas, state Sen. Alex Padilla and Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar.
In addition to Greuel and Perry, Councilman Eric Garcetti and attorney Kevin James are also running for mayor. The primary is scheduled for March 5, 2013.