De León en­dorses in the elec­tion to suc­ceed him

Los Angeles Times - - ESSENTIAL POLITICS - —Me­lanie Ma­son

State Se­nate Pres­i­dent Pro Tem Kevin de León , who is termed out af­ter next year, has en­dorsed la­bor leader Maria Elena Du­razo to suc­ceed him in rep­re­sent­ing his Los An­ge­les district.

Du­razo cur­rently holds a lead­er­ship role in Unite Here, a union rep­re­sent­ing ho­tel work­ers. She was the head of the Los An­ge­les County Fed­er­a­tion of La­bor be­fore that. She jumped into the race for De León’s Se­nate seat in April.

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