The employee union for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has made mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti political enemy No. 1, running TV ads attacking him and spending heavily on his opponent, Wendy Greuel.
But that didn't prevent one of the DWP union's other candidates from showing up this week at a campaign event for Garcetti. John Choi, seeking to replace Garcetti on the City Council, stood Friday with other Garcetti supporters at a news conference announcing the endorsement of Garcetti by U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and immigrant rights advocates.
Choi said he has not endorsed in the May 21 mayoral election but applauds Garcetti's work in helping immigrants obtain city services -- a topic of the news conference.
“I’m here to support the councilman in his efforts to create an office of immigrant affairs,” Choi said. “I think it’s a great idea.”