February 20, 2013—The California Federation of Teachers announced today that it has endorsed the candidacy of Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles.
CFT president Joshua Pechthalt said, “The CFT proudly endorses Councilman Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles. Councilman Garcetti has the experience and integrity to provide the guidance needed for Los Angeles. As the next mayor of Los Angeles, Mr. Garcetti will be a positive force bringing together parents, teachers, administrators and the community to help our students and our schools succeed. As a Councilman, Mr. Garcetti has helped bring much needed services to schools in his district and he is committed to doing the same for all the communities of Los Angeles. Councilman Garcetti will be a breath of fresh air in a city faced with serious challenges and in need of thoughtful leadership.”