Rivals for 11th District Seat Announce Backers

Times Staff Writer

The two candidates for the Westside seat on the Los Angeles City Council touted key endorsements Wednesday as they tried to build support for the May 17 runoff election.

In Westchester, Bill Rosendahl received the backing of Angela Reddock, who finished third in the March 8 election.

Earlier in the day, in downtown Los Angeles, Flora Gil Krisiloff received the endorsement of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, whose photo had already appeared on some of her mailers.


Rosendahl and Krisiloff are battling to fill the 11th District seat being vacated by Cindy Miscikowski because of term limits. In the recent election, Rosendahl received 44.6% of the vote to Krisiloff’s 41.7%. Reddock took the remaining 13.7%.

Yaroslavsky praised Krisiloff’s experience in planning matters and said that she would be the “best partner” he could have on issues that include restoration of Santa Monica Bay, traffic congestion and expansion of Los Angeles International Airport.

The supervisor also said, “I have nothing but praise for Bill. I wish Bill was still ... doing his television show. He was great at it. But we’re electing a new council member here.”

Rosendahl is a former cable television executive who also hosted public access programs for 16 years. Reddock said she is backing him because she believes he will seek regional solutions to local problems.

“He sees that our city isn’t in a vacuum, that we need to work together and resolve the issues that we face,” she said.

On his website, Rosendahl lists 51 endorsements by politicians, including nine members of the City Council. Krisiloff has received far fewer endorsements, but has the backing of Miscikowski.