Mike Eng, recently elected as a trustee of Los Angeles Community College District, has endorsed Controller Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles.
Greuel announced the former assemblyman’s endorsement on Monday.
“Wendy has stood side-by-side with the (Asian Pacific American) community from her first job working for Mayor Tom Bradley to her work as a city councilwoman and controller, said Eng, a former mayor of Monterey Park. “She is an experienced leader who will be a mayor for all of Los Angeles, and she will fight for people from every neighborhood and ethnicity.”
Greuel’s endorsers also include Eng’s wife, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and more than 30 Korean American community leaders, including former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang and Korean American Coalition Executive Director Grace Yoo.
Greuel is in the May 21 runoff for mayor with City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, whose Asian Pacific American supporters include musician Steve Aoki, Pacific American Volunteer Association founder Tiger Kang, Hudson Jeans CEO Peter Kim, actor Kal Penn, and more than 60 Filipino American community leaders, including Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Los Angeles Human Relations Commissioner Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, Board of Fire Commissioners Vice President Casimiro Tolentino, and SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans) Executive Director Joel Jacinto.
The third- and fourth-place finishers in the March 5 election, Kevin James and Councilmember Jan Perry, have not announced whether they will endorse a candidate.