March 13, 2014
LAWT News Service
Local elected officials in Los Angeles County came out in support of Autumn Burke at a community gathering recently, adding significant momentum to her effort to fill the 62nd State Assembly District seat being vacated by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-62).
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, City Council President Herb Wesson, State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-26), Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-22), Isadore Hall (D-64), Chris Holden (D-41), and Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-54) and Bradford, hosted the event to highlight Burke’s community contributions and her goals to create jobs improve local classroom education.
“Autumn has roots in this community. Her volunteer work and fundraising for non-profit organizations has benefited every neighborhood,” stated Wesson about the candidate he has known for most of her life. “As a successful small businesswoman, she brings a strong work ethic and energy to problem solving that we need to create affordable housing and ensure that local students have strong career opportunities.”
Burke is running for the Assembly seat to encourage more businesses to locate and hire locally, improve conditions that can help small businesses succeed, increase the availability of affordable housing, and advance the needs of local schools.
The current owner of Mandeville Group, LLC — a professional consulting firm that offers business development, community outreach and energy efficiency consulting services — Burke previously held senior positions with LA Events and the successful Los Angeles Marathon.
She has earned broad support of community leadership, including Bradford, Mitchell, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Wesson, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-50) and Inglewood Mayor James Butts.