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Emily's List backs candidate in South LA council race

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Emily's List, an organization dedicated to electing Democratic, pro-choice women, is growing its presence in Los Angeles' May 21 election by endorsing a candidate in the race for the L.A. City Council's Ninth District. 

Emily's List endorsed Ana Cubas, former chief of staff to Councilman Jose Huizar. 

"California has a rich history of women’s leadership, and Emily's List is proud to continue being a part of that tradition by endorsing Ana Cubas," said Denise Feriozzi, political director for the group. "She is a champion for education reform who is committed to fighting for the families of District 9, and we are thrilled to support her candidacy."

Cubas is running against State Sen. Curren Price to replace Councilwoman Jan Perry, who is being termed out after 12 years in office. Perry is the only woman on the 15-member council. The makeup of the council that takes office on July 1 will have no more than two women. (The special election to fill the council's Sixth District seat, also on May 21, could ultimately go to a woman.)   

For his part, Price has picked up support from Gov. Jerry Brown, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the County Federation of Labor. 

Emily's List has also endorsed Wendy Greuel, who would be the city's first female mayor. Her opponent, Eric Garcetti, has been endorsed by the California chapter of the National Organization for Women. 



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