The Tina Hess for City Council Campaign announced Tuesday that the Westside Los Angeles Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus officially endorsed Tina Hess in her bid for the city council seat in 11th district.
As councilwoman Jan Perry steps down from the council to run for mayor, the NWCP says it could be very likely that in 2013 L.A. will have no women on the city council if one is not elected or put into the run-off on March 5.
"Right here in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the country, we only have
one woman serving on our City Council," said Lindsay Bubar, director of the
Westside Los Angeles NWPC’s political action committee. "NWPC L.A. Westside
is proud to support Tina Hess, and hope other women like Tina are inspired to
Founded in 1971, the NWPC is a bipartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political field and creating a political power base working for equality.
During her 25 year tenure as a Los Angeles city prosecutor, Hess has garnered a reputation for taking on cases that adversely affect women. She is currently prosecuting a case against one of the country’s largest insurance companies for illegally targeting women with breast cancer.
As a city councilwoman, Hess intends to be a voice for women on issues regarding healthcare, domestic violence and funding for public safety, childcare and education.