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Los Angeles County, CA March 5, 2013 Election
 Smart Voter Mitch O'Farrell

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 13

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Councilmember's Senior Advisor
  • 2004 Democrat of the Year, 44th Cal Assembly District
  • 2004 Appointment to Cal Electoral College, Congressman Xavier Becerra
  • 2006 Citizen of the Year - Glassell Park Improvement Association
  • 2006 City Nerd - Elected Official Staffmember
  • 2011 "Hero of Hollywood" award, Hollywood Chamber Foundation
  • 2011 Grand Marshall, Echo Park Community Parade
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Economic Development & Jobs
  • Perpetual city budget deficit
  • Public Safety/Quality of Life in our Neighborhoods
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Questions on Issues

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
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Key Endorsements
  • Tom Labonge, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 4th District
  • Anthony Portantino, 44th California AD, 2006-2012
  • Michael Weinstein, AHF Co-founder and Executive Director
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Position Papers
Reform at City Hall in serving the small business community.
The city of Los Angeles has a well earned reputation of being hostile to the business community. There is a culture of complacency that pervades every department when small businesses try to open, expand, or improve.
Creation of ad hoc Committee on the Entertainment Industry
I will advocate strongly for creation of an ad hoc Committee of the Los Angeles City Council that can serve as a clearing house for issues important to the entertainment industry.
Public Safety and quality of life.
Quality of life is everything in our residential neighborhoods and our commercial districts. If people don't feel safe, if parents don't feel their children are safe, and if businesses don't feel safe, they don't have a quality of life. Another component to quality of life is a higher standard in our deliver of basic city services. And finally, the ability to plan, fund, and executing capital improvements in our public rights of ways, our parks, and our public institutions.
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