Mayor Eric Garcetti has endorsed Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson in his bid for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors.

“As president of the City Council, Herb Wesson has been an outstanding partner and a champion in our fight to improve the quality of life for all of our city’s diverse communities,” said Garcetti, who preceded Wesson as City Council president before his election to the mayor’s office in 2013.

“Herb understands how to bring people together to solve problems and deliver results like reducing homelessness, creating jobs, raising the minimum wage and expanding workforce training,” the mayor said.

Two days ago, county Supervisor Janice Hahn endorsed Wesson.

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently endorsed Sen. Holly Mitchell (30th District), who is also vying to replace Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, as are former council member and one-time mayoral candidate Jan Perry, civil rights activist Earl Ofari Hutchinson, and community advocate Sharis Rhodes.

Ridley-Thomas, who will be termed out in 2020 after representing the Second District for 12 years, has begun fundraising for a 2020 campaign for Wesson’s city council seat.