Sherman Oaks resident Mike Feuer has been saying good-bye for the past few weeks. He highlighted his accomplishments in Sacramento at the Studio City and Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Councils over the past few weeks and said, "I enjoyed representing this area, and I hope to continue to in some capacity again."
On Thursday, he made it official that he is running for the City Attorney position by taking out nominating papers and officially jumping in the race.
"I was termed out of my state assembly seat, and the people here became like a family to me," Feuer told Patch of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council as he swore them in recently.
In an official statement after filing the papers Thursday afternoon, Feuer said:
“I'm running for City Attorney to be L.A.'s chief problem solver. In contrast to the incumbent's agenda, I'll focus on our city's most important priorities, from making neighborhoods and schools safer to creating jobs. I'll bring a strong, independent voice to City government, cutting through needless divisiveness and contention to find solutions to our toughest challenges. It's time to turn the page in the City Attorney's office with fresh ideas and a new brand of leadership.
"Over the next four months, I will crisscross the city to meet with Angelenos in their neighborhoods, listening closely to their goals and learning what they expect from their next City Attorney.”
Already endorsements came to his side from 15 current and past presidents of the L.A. County Bar Association.
The current president, Richard Burdge, said, "Mike Feuer would bring exceptional legal skills, a deep understanding of the judicial system, strong leadership and sound judgment to the office of Los Angeles City Attorney," said Burdge. “I've known Mike for many years. He directed one of our nation's finest public interest law firms with great distinction. He was an extraordinary Chair of the California Assembly Judiciary Committee, where he championed reform of our justice system and led efforts to assure access to justice for all. Mike is one of the most qualified candidates ever to seek the office of City Attorney and has my enthusiastic endorsement.”
In response to the endorsements, Feuer said, "It's quite an honor to have the support of so many of Los Angeles’ leading lawyers in my campaign for City Attorney. I'm humbled by their confidence in my ability to lead an office that once again can be the best municipal law firm in the nation.”
Feuer already set the groundwork for challenging incumbent City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and reportedly has raised four times the amount of cash.
For more information and the full endorsement list, click here: http://votemikefeuer.com/?showcase=complete-list
To read the list of accomplishments in the assembly, click here: http://www.assembly.ca.gov/Feuer