Update: Defiant LA Mayor Has No Regrets Over Bloomberg Backlash
Photo by Don Liebig / UCLA Luskin
Before and during a Wednesday evening education event held at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, a tired-looking Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa expressed frustration about the previous day’s election results — and pledged to keep working on school reform issues even after his term expires.
“Obviously I was disappointed with the results in the fourth district,” Villaraigosa told LA School Report. ”I had hoped Kate Anderson would prevail.”
However, he said he was emboldened by District 2 incumbent Monica Garcia‘s victory and was already rolling up his sleeves to help elect District 6 challenger Antonio Sanchez in the runoff. He cast the election in startlingly personal terms.
“I won one, I’m leading in another, and I lost one,” he said, referring to Tuesday’s outcomes. “And I’m not giving up.”
Cross-posted from LA School Report. Read the rest of this post here: Defiant Mayor Promises Continued Involvement