The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Paul Koretz in the 2022 election for Los Angeles city controller.
An L.A. City councilmember since 2009, Koretz previously served for over 12 years on the West Hollywood City Council, followed by six years as a state assemblymember. Throughout his long career of public service, he has prioritized ending homelessness, protecting public health, helping small businesses, improving public safety, making government more efficient and accountable, fighting climate change, standing up for the rights of workers and working families, supporting animal welfare and modernizing transit.
Koretz is a lifelong union activist and supporter. In addition to being a co-founder and shop steward of AFSCME Local 3339, as chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee he authored more than 70 pro-labor bills. His candidacy has earned the support of over 40 labor unions, including the L.A. County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) and the Los Angeles City Attorneys Association, as well as LAAPOA. None of his opponents have a history of support for labor, nor have they received any labor endorsements.
“The controller can have a huge impact on our quality of life in Los Angeles, managing the City’s payroll and spending, reporting on finances and conducting independent audits to determine which departments and programs are working and which could be more cost-effective,” LAAPOA President Marshall McClain said. “As an experienced public servant, Paul Koretz has a long track record of delivering on his commitment to governmental efficiency, transparency, accountability and accessibility, as well as supporting public safety and labor. LAAPOA is proud to endorse him as a candidate who addresses the needs of working people and their families.”