05.09.2012 [Patch.com] - new_asset_attachment_attributes. Atwater Village resident Robert Negrete, an aide to Democratic state Sen. AlexPadilla, says he is joining the long list of candidates vying to replace Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti in the 13th District
Alejandro "Alex" Padilla (born March 22, 1973) is a California State Senator. He was elected as the state senator for California's 20th State Senate district in November 2006 and was inaugurated in early December. Prior to serving in the Senate he served 7½ years on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 7th District. First elected in 1999, he was elected council president in July 2001 and remained president through December 31, 2005.
06.09.2012 [Bell Gardens Sun] - AlexPadilla, says he is joining the long list of candidates vying to replace Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti in the 13th District. Negrete, 39, is staff director in Padilla's Los Angeles office and says he has worked for Padilla for 10 years
03.09.2012 [Houston Chronicle (blog)] - Alejandro “Alex” Padilla, 39, California. First elected to the Los Angeles city council at age 26, he was promoted to council president at age 28. Six years after winning a state Senate seat at age 33, Padilla now serves as president of the National
28.05.2009 by Ron Kaye alexpadilla (former city council president), assemblyman felipe fuentes (former councilman's chief of staff) and assemblyman paul krikorian (who wants to represent council district 2). so i presume they know all about the valley ...