Notes her skill for building legislative relationships
During a webinar press conference last week, local Congressman Adam Schiff endorsed Congressmember Karen Bass to serve as the next mayor of Los Angeles.
“Los Angeles needs a leader who can bring people together and create a stronger, safer, and more equitable city for everyone. That person is my friend and colleague, Karen Bass,” said Schiff. “I’m proud to endorse Karen because I’ve seen firsthand her talent at organizing, mobilizing, and confronting the challenges of housing and homelessness, health care, and climate change. Karen will be an exceptional mayor for our great city.”
Schiff has served in the House of Representatives since 2001 and currently represents a large swath of Los Angeles including Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park, Atwater, Hollywood Hills, Sunland and Tujunga.
“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of my friend and colleague Adam Schiff — someone who has shown our city and our country time and time again his unwavering passion for the truth,” said Bass. “We have a crisis in our city. I’m running to fix it. I am ready to serve our city in this critical moment.”
Bass has served as the U.S. Representative for California’s 37th congressional district since 2011.
View the complete list of individuals and organizations who have endorsed Bass for mayor at https://karenbass.com/endorsements/ .
“I’m grateful as an Angelino that she is running,” Schiff said, noting Bass’ relationship with the Biden administration and her experience in building relationships in the legislature. “I can’t imagine anyone more suited to the task.”
Bass acknowledged that the endorsement was a boost to her campaign.
“If I am successful, I know you will continue to help me in this role as you have helped me in Washington D.C.,” she told Schiff.
Bass later remarked that the danger to democracy that was revealed to the nation during the Trump administration.
“I don’t want to see our city torn apart,” she said. “It is so important to realize that we’re not out of the woods. The lesson we all learned is that we cannot take our democracy for granted.”
The primary election for mayor will be held June 2, 2022, followed by the general election next November.