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Posted on Patch.com, by Kurt Orzeck

“Torie Osborn is a different type of candidate. She’s authentic. She’s a leader,” Eric Garcetti says.

Assembly candidate Torie Osborn has scored a new endorsement, from Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, her camp announced Tuesday morning.

Fellow Councilmen Bill Rosendahl and Tom LaBonge previously announced that they too are supporting Osborn. The liberal activist is running for California’s new 50th Assembly District, which will include Santa Monica. Read more…

Posted on Patch.com, by Kurt Orzeck

The Painters and Allied Trades District Council #36 is supporting the Assembly candidate.

Another day, another endorsement in the race for California’s new 50th Assembly District. On Tuesday morning, Torie Osborn announced she has won the support of another powerful labor union.

The Painters and Allied Trades District Council #36, which has 11,000 members, is endorsing the liberal activist. The first-time candidate also has the backing of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, one of the state’s biggest unions. Read more…

Nurses support Osborn

September 16th, 2011

Posted on smdp.com, by Sophia Zhorne

The California Nurses Association has endorsed veteran nonprofit leader Torie Osborn in her bid to fill the newly created 50th Assembly District, which includes Santa Monica.

“We need a fresh approach and bold ideas on how to fix California and rebuild our struggling middle class,” said Malinda Markowitz, registered nurse and co-president of the association. Read more…

Posted on Patch.com, by Kurt Orzeck

The Assembly candidate’s latest endorsement could be her biggest one yet.

This week, coverage of California’s newly created 50th Assembly District has been dominated by Betsy Butler, who recently announced she is running for the seat. But a bit of wind may have come out of the State Assemblywoman’s sails on Thursday, with opponent Torie Osborn announcing that she has won the endorsement of the highly influential California Nurses Association.

“This is an incredible endorsement for my Assembly campaign, and it will send an important message all across the 50th district and in Sacramento that my campaign and my track record is resonating with the people who really care about patients, working people and the future of California,” Osborn said in a statement. Read more…

Posted on Patch.com, by Kurt Orzeck

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 is backing the California Assembly candidate.

The news keeps getting better for Torie Osborn. The liberal activist, who is hoping to fill California’s 50th Assembly seat, announced Tuesday that she is being endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, one of the state’s biggest unions.

“Torie Osborn has the leadership skills, the vision and passion to help get California’s economy back on track, and we want to help her win,” IBEW Local 18 Business Manager Brian D’Arcy said in a statement. “When we back a candidate, it’s because we know they have their priorities straight, and they’ll fight to create more good paying jobs.” Read more…

Posted on Patch.com, by Susan Pascal

Looking to fill the newly approved Assembly seat, nonprofit executive Osborn receives backing of Agoura officials.

Agoura Hills Mayor Harry Schwarz, Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Kuperberg and former Mayor Ed Corridori all endorsed veteran nonprofit executive Torie Osborn in her bid to fill California’s new 50th Assembly District seat.

“Torie Osborn has shown through her career that she is not afraid to tackle difficult issues…like problems of poverty and the homeless,” said Mayor Harry Schwarz. “She also has a background in working closely with city and county agencies and understands how to best deal with people and the needs of communities.” Read more…

Posted on SMDP.com, by Rebecca Asoulin

Non-profit executive Torie Osborn announced the endorsements of Agoura Hills Mayor Harry Schwarz, Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Kuperberg and former mayor Ed Corridori in her bid to fill California’s new 50th Assembly District seat.

Once primarily District 42, District 50 will encompass Santa Monica, Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, West Hollywood, along with the Hancock Park, Wilshire and Fairfax districts.

“Torie Osborn is a natural born leader, a brave fighter and someone who will stand up and be a powerful voice for the residents of California’s new 50th Assembly District,” Schwarz said. “That’s why I am happy to throw my full support behind her candidacy to be our next assemblywoman.” Read more…

Posted on Park LaBrea News Beverly Press, by Tim Posada

Local Area to be Represented by 50th Assembly District

The end is near for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission as they released Monday the final drafts of California senate and assembly district maps, concluding the group’s eight-month efforts.

“For far too long, Californians have been frustrated by a legislative process that drew districts that primarily supported the reelection of incumbent legislators,” commissioner Vincent Barabba said in a statement. “The voters showed they wanted fundamental government reforms by creating the Citizens Redistricting Commission, charged with the responsibility to create districts that provided candidates of all political persuasions a fair chance to be elected.”

Little changed since the draft maps were released July 29, including Assembly District 50. Once primarily District 42, District 50 will become home to Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica and West Hollywood, along with the Hancock Park, Wilshire and Fairfax Districts. Part of the redistricting meant preserving the ecosystem of the region, hence the entire Santa Monica Mountains – Leo Carrillo, Malibu Creek and Topanga State Parks remain together. Read more…

Posted on Patch.com, by Kelly Hartog

Councilman Bill Rosendahl joins Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in backing the state Assembly candidate in the newly created 50th District.

City Councilman Bill Rosendahl has thrown his support behind Democrat Torie Osborn in her campaign to represent the newly created 50th Assembly District.

“Torie is a fearless fighter for positive change, for social justice and for progressive values,” Rosendahl said in a press release issued Thursday morning. “She shares the concerns of her neighbors in this district and she will fight for what they want: a clean environment, quality education and health care, a strong safety net and job creation.” Read more…

Posted on Park LaBrea News Beverly Press, by Tim Posada

LGBT Rights Advocate Endorsed by L.A. Mayor

The newly proposed 50th Assembly District, which includes West Hollywood, Hancock Park and parts of the mid-Wilshire area, might be a newly coveted political locale, but assembly-hopeful Torie Osborn, a longtime LGBT advocate and non-profit executive, began her campaign last year without knowing exactly what the new borders would be.

“I’ve been campaigning long before the new district lines were drawn, and then the redistricting gods were very nice to me and gave me a district I know very well,” Osborn said. “It turns out that this new district knits together Santa Monica where I live, with Hollywood and West Hollywood, where I have a long history.” Read more…