LA BizFed-Daily News Mayoral Forum gives Pleitez chance to highlight experience

The LA BizFed and the Los Angeles Daily News co-hosted a mayoral forum on Thursday, February 7th at the Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge.

As a mayoral candidate, Emanuel Alberto Pleitez, offers the most diverse experience of anyone on the ballot. From a business perspective, he is the candidate who has the strongest multi-sector and cross-sector experience. He was the chief strategy officer at a technology company, worked with Paul Volcker, Chairman of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and one of the most recognized economists in the world, developed economic policy to drive job growth at a national level, and has started multiple nonprofit organizations with local and national reach.

During the LA BizFed debate, Emanuel also discussed moving the election cycle to align with presidential elections to increase voter turnout and as a way to engage the most underrepresented and underserved communities in Los Angeles.

Mayoral candidates also discussed pension reform, infrastructure, technology, and their respective visions for the city of Los Angeles.

Learn more about Emanuel’s 7-point plan to make L.A. the city it should be at

Councilman Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, Councilwoman Jan Perry, and conservative radio personality Kevin James where also in attendance.

The debate was sponsored by Time Warner Cable, Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN, Southern California Gas Company, and the Beverly Hills / Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, American Institute of Architects, Building Industry Association of Los Angeles, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of LA, FAST: Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic, National Association of Women Business Owners – LA, Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors, Regional Black Chamber of Commerce SFV, Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, South Bay Association of Realtors, United Chambers of Commerce – San Fernando Valley & Region, Valley Economic Alliance, and Western States Petroleum Association.

Blog written by staff from the Emanuel Pleitez for Los Angeles Mayor campaign. Emanuel Pleitez is a candidate running for Mayor of Los Angeles in the March 2013 elections. A progressive Los Angeles native, he’s committed to uniting, serving, and inspiring his community. Son of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants, and experienced in the private and public sector, he hopes to re-energize Los Angeles with a grassroots campaign the likes of which the city has never seen before.

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