Candidate Wendy Greuel rallied supporters Tuesday night for the next push in her quest to become the mayor of Los Angeles after winning enough votes to proceed to the general election.
Although she finished second to her opponent, Councilman Eric Garcetti, Greuel enthused that the vote "sure looks good" in speaking to a near-capacity crowd at the Los Angeles Brewing Company in downtown L.A.
The campaign chose the location to host its election night party because of the brewery’s central location in Los Angeles — "plus hotels charge too much," said Kyle Hall, Greuel’s press assistant.
Greuel has campaigned on fiscal responsibility since announcing her bid for mayor in February 2011. She claims to have uncovered millions of dollars in wasteful spending at city hall while controller, the position she currently holds.
"The test of our progress will not only be measured by how much we save, but how well we can use those savings to improve our neighborhood services, such as reducing emergency response times for every part of Los Angeles," Greuel told supporters.
Greuel will face Garcetti in a runoff race on May 21.