Agoura Hills Mayor and City Leaders Endorse Torie Osborn for State Assembly

August 24th, 2011

Osborn Scores Crucial Endorsements from Influential Local Mayor, Former Mayor, and Mayor Pro-Tem

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

“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,” said Mayor Harry Schwarz. “That’s why I am happy to throw my full support behind her candidacy to be our next Assemblywoman.”

“I’m proud to have the backing of Agoura Hills Mayor Harry Schwarz, Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Kuperberg, and former Mayor Ed Corridori in my race for Assembly,” said Osborn. “The city of Agoura Hills is a key part of this district, and having their support send a strong message to residents there that I will fight for them.”

“California is hurting, and we need innovative and bold ideas on how to fix our tough problems. When I go to the State Legislature, I’ll work to bring people together and build a coalition of leaders from all across our state who are willing to work collectively to focus on solutions to fix our schools, our sagging economy, ailing infrastructure, budget crisis, and inadequate healthcare system,” added Osborn.

Recently, Osborn announced the endorsement of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. Osborn has also received powerful endorsements from Congresswoman Karen Bass, and Assemblywoman Julia Brownley who currently holds the seat, as well as former State Senator Sheila James Kuehl.

In the most recent fundraising report, Osborn netted a whopping $215,000 in just the first six months of this year, for a total of $294,400 since announcing her candidacy, late last year. She has nearly 1,000 individual donors and a long list of prominent endorsements, showing an unusually committed level of support and momentum, especially for a first-time candidate.

Osborn is acclaimed for her pioneering leadership as an executive at several nonprofit organizations, including the Liberty Hill Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center – both of which are located in the new 50th Assembly District – as well as United Way of Greater LA. Osborn also served as a senior policy advisor on homelessness, poverty and economic development to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She is currently a senior strategist for California Calls, a network of 25 organizations throughout the state committed to commonsense governmental reform.

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