Rosendahl's Chief Deputy Announces Run for 11th District

Mike Bonin, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl's top adviser, announced he will run for Rosendahl's soon-to-be vacant seat.

Councilmember Bill Rosendahl's chief deputy announced Tuesday he will run to represent the 11th District on the Los Angeles City Council, following Rosendahl's announcement that he will not seek a third term.

Mike Bonin has worked in Rosendahl's office since 2005. Rosendahl sent a letter to constituents Monday night announcing his retirement and an endorsement of Bonin. Rosendahl began treatment for cancer late summer.

"It has been my honor to work with Bill Rosendahl as he fought for our Westside neighborhoods and for positive change for Los Angeles," Bonin said in a statement. "I am determined to continue Bill's tradition of community empowerment and creative problem-solving."

In addition to Rosendahl's endorsement, Bonin has already been endorsed by Herb Wesson, president of the L.A. City Council; and UNITE HERE Local 11.

"Bill is a friend, a mentor, and an inspiration," Bonin said. "His conscience, his boundless optimism, and his passion for serving our neighborhoods has set a gold standard for what it means to be a servant of the people."

Bonin will prioritize job creation, mass transit, and aid to homeless if elected to the city council, according to a press release.

Bonin currently lives in Mar Vista with his partner and he has also lived in Venice. He is a member of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, the West LA Democratic Club, the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club, the Westchester Democratic Club, and the Stonewall Democratic Club.

For more information, visit Bonin's campaign website.

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  • Bill Rosendahl Endorses Top Adviser for District 11 Seat
  • Rosendahl Will Not Seek Reelection
  • Rosendahl to Resume Working Full-Time After Announcing Cancer Diagnosis
  • VIDEO: Councilman Rosendahl Returns to City Hall
  • VIDEO: Councilman Rosendahl Thanks Well Wishers
  • L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl Announces Cancer Diagnosis
Mark Ryavec October 10, 2012 at 02:38 AM
See my blog: Rosendahl and Bonin Engaging in Illegal Use of Taxpayer Resources for Political Campaign in Violation of State Law
David Ewing October 12, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Candidate Ryavec Engaging in Shameless Mudslinging While Crying Crocodile Tears over Rosendahl's Illness on Another Blog in Violation of Common Decency. The tears would be more convincing if Mark hadn't started campaigning the moment he found out Bill was sick. Always a class act.


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