LA City Councilman Richard Alarcon Endorses Torie Osborn for Assembly

October 20th, 2011

Councilman Alarcon Joins Growing List of Key Leaders Backing Osborn

SANTA MONICA, CA- Veteran non-profit leader Torie Osborn today won yet another major endorsement in her race to fill California’s vacant 50th Assembly seat, announcing the support of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon.

“Torie Osborn has dedicated her career to improving the lives of others, and making positive social change for the common good of our society,” said Councilman Alarcon. “She’s a real leader who knows how to forge coalitions and build support for issues in order to make change happen, both inside and outside of government.”

Councilman Alarcon, author of Los Angeles’ proposed Responsible Banking Ordinance, added, “We desperately need more legislators in Sacramento who have her intellect, tenacity, and skills, if we are going to make some real reforms to the way our state operates. That’s why I’m pleased to support her for Assembly.”

“Councilman Alarcon’s support shows my campaign’s continuing momentum, as we gain more support and energy every day,” said Osborn. “I served on his pioneering ‘End Poverty in California’ Task Force and saw a fine example of shining a light on a tough issue. I look forward to working with Councilman Alarcon on our state’s most pressing issues: rebuilding our struggling economy, creating jobs, reigning in banking misconduct, and fully funding our schools.”

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Osborn has already raised well over $300,000 and has nearly 1,300 individual donors, along with 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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