“The political courage he demonstrated as mayor bringing fiscal discipline to a city in crisis will serve him well in Sacramento if he is elected.”LA Times Editorial Board
“From his time as a teenage grape boycotter to his work as a union and community organizer to his elected offices as speaker of the Assembly and mayor of Los Angeles to his more recent efforts as an activist, Antonio has marched with farm workers, made appeals to legislators, walked picket lines and used his influence to help farm workers win a better life in all of our important struggles.”United Farm Workers
“Villaraigosa not only displayed an effective, judicious management style in persuading his City Council to restrain city spending during a budget-crippling recession; he won voters’ approval for ambitious transportation projects and beefed up his police force. ”San Diego Union Tribune Editorial Board
“Villaraigosa’s actual legacy boils down to three things: deep disappointment, unrealized potential and brazen betrayal.”Politico Magazine
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