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Councilman Garcetti announces run for LA mayor

Councilman Eric Garcetti comments on the prospects of building a stadium in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

September 8, 2011 12:13:50 AM PDT
Councilman Eric Garcetti announced on Thursday that he will be running to be the mayor of Los Angeles.

Garcetti is the current city council president and represents the 13th district, which includes Hollywood, Los Feliz and Koreatown.

"I'm running for mayor to get L.A. and our economy back on track. I'll bring focused leadership based on experience, practical know-how, and a willingness to embrace innovation," Garcetti said in a statement.

Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno and was raised in the San Fernando Valley.