NEWS: BizFed PAC Endorses LA Countywide Slate of 13 Candidates in 6 City Races

Posted June 8th, 2015

October 15, 2013


LOS ANGELES, CA – The BizFed PAC, a project of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), announced its unprecedented, organized Jobs Friendly endorsement today of more than a dozen candidates in local municipal races across Los Angeles County.

“For our region to compete in the global economy and provide the quality jobs and communities our residents deserve, our leaders must embrace a 21st Century vision for the business,” said BizFed PAC Chair Laura Olhasso. “Each of these candidates has championed issues that are important to the business community and our futures. The BizFed PAC believes these candidates will be strong leaders for our economy and communities.”

This is the first time the BizFed PAC has acted on such a wide-scale, regional basis on behalf of candidates the BizFed PAC believes will be dedicated to effecting real change, standing up for good local governance, and fostering quicker actions for more job creation to ensure all of our communities have thriving economies and solid essentials to ensure a robust quality of life for every resident.

Here is the list of BizFed PAC endorsements for the November 5 LA County municipal elections:

  • Diamond Bar City Council :  Ling Ling Chang, Nancy Lyons, Steve Tye
  • Duarte City Council:   Margaret Finlay, Tzeitel Paras-Caracci
  • El Monte City Council:  Norma Macias
  • Hermosa Beach City Council:  Patrick “Kit” Bobko, John Bowler
  • Montebello City Council:  Art Barajas, William Molinari, Vivian Romero
  • West Covina City Council:  Karin Armbrust, Mike Spence

The BizFed PAC believes these candidates exhibit the track record and experience – and will make the tough decisions needed – on critical business issues such as job creation and regulatory streamlining that advance the common interests of all our communities in LA County. The BizFed PAC also will continue to be proactively engaged in municipal elections in the future, focused on ensuring our region’s economic growth potential.

BizFed PAC is a nonpartisan, jobs-driven political action committee comprised of many LA BizFed member business PACs and local companies. BizFed PAC is dedicated to strengthening and unifying the voice and influence of the broad business community as a catalyst in campaigns on significant ballot initiatives and in identifying, training, and electing moderate, business-supportive candidates for elective offices within Los Angeles County who are committed to meaningful change, economic progress, job creation and strong, healthy communities. For more information, visit

The Los Angeles County Business Federation is a grassroots alliance of over 100 existing business organizations with more than 265,000 businesses whose goal is to effectively mobilize the collective voice of the Los Angeles County business community. For more information please visit

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