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Former U.S. Congress Candidate Endorses Bostick for City Council

The independent candidate, who narrowly lost to Henry Waxman in 2012, is backing Odysseus Bostick for the Los Angeles 11th District Council seat in March 2013.

Odysseus Bostick, who is running for the L.A. City Council District 11 seat, received an endorsement from Bill Bloomfield.

Bloomfield was an independent candidate who ran for the 33rd Congressional District seat in 2012 but lost by a thin margin to incumbent Henry Waxman. 

Bostick, who lives in Westchester, is a teacher, father of three and before campaigning for City Council, taught 8th grade science and history on the border of Filipinotown and Echo Park.  

“I am thrilled to have Bill’s support because it signals to the community that there is a true independent movement in our city to break the grip that special interests have on our political leaders,” Bostick said in a statement. “In his own campaign, Bill ran on his own ideas and not the party orthodoxy. That is something I admire and have tried to emulate.”

Bostick serves on the board of the Westchester Neighbors Association and is running on a reform platform that begins with the city’s budget.

"When I met with Odysseus, I was impressed by his realistic understanding of the city’s budget crisis and courage to speak up on important, but often ignored, issues: pension reform, the need for true budget transparency and advocating for performance based budgeting with goals and metrics,” Bloomfield said in a statement.

Council District 11 includes Brentwood, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westchester and the Los Angeles International Airport.

David Lewis February 21, 2013 at 02:00 PM
If you can beat Bonin more power to you Odysseus. I really don't want another Rosenbonin.
Spirit Of Venice February 21, 2013 at 03:27 PM
O.B. seems like a thoughtful, knowledgeable and wise person. I'm sure he would be a good councilman. One hugh thing in his favor is that he is not being endorsed by the head of Venice Stakeholders Ass. I'm still supporting Bonin, though, because he has many years experience in the 11th City Council District office working under Rosendahl AND two of his predecessors. He understands the subtleties of CIty government, and his head and heart are also in the right place to benefit all of us.
Dave Washington February 21, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Yes SOV, two of Bonin's predecessors that were complete failures. He is a union ass kisser and so are you. If Bonin wins the residents lose and the unions will bankrupt this city. People of CD 11 if Bonin wins get ready to pay higher taxes and get less city services and more homeless pooping on your doorstep.
David Lewis February 21, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Tell it like it is Dave. SOV is an Island in the Pacific.
Spirit Of Venice February 21, 2013 at 08:07 PM
MIKE BONIN IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR CITY COUNCIL - Dave, your profanity is no substitute for intelligent thought, and clearly "intelligence" is not your strong suite. - Just calling two previous city council persons "complete failures" doesn't make it so. What it does is tell reasonable persons that what you say is not to be taken seriously. It damages your potential credibility with the very people to whom you are trying to communicate. - Likewise your over-the-top simplistic threats of higher taxes, less service, more homeless and poop on doorsteps. PATCH readers are just not the morons you wish they were. Most of them see through your childish attempts to manipulate their fears. - I'll say it again : you guys take yourselves way too seriously. Other than your well-developed ability to spew hatred, profanity, personal insults and empty scare-tactics, you don't count much in the overall scheme of things.
David Lewis February 21, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Bonin was and still is part of the political machine that is bankrupting this city. He supports higher taxes and that includes properties taxes. Under the political regimes he has served, nothing has been done by him to change the homeless situation and his main agenda is to pander to unions and the social service groups that do nothing except suck this city and our residents dry. The proof is in the putting folks. Call 911 lately? Hope you don't need them in a hurry. It's time for a change we need someone who is going to shake up city government and get things done. Rather than the same old tired excuses that we have to raise taxes again.
concernedneighbor February 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM
SOV is a Troll
Zein E. Obagi Jr. February 26, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Good for Bill Bloomfield to endorse Odysseus Bostick. I support Bostick - that puts two former congressional candidates - an independent and a Democrat behind Odysseus Bostick for L.A. City Council District 11.

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