Below is an excerpt from the original article, which appeared on Politic365.com on December 7, 2012:
"Pleitez, of Mexican and Salvadoran descent, is hoping that his identifying as an average Angeleno, especially those who feel underserved, is what will put him ahead.
“I went to public school. I moved around. As the son of a single mom, I know what it is like to not know if there is going to be enough money for rent or for food, “ he told Politic365 via telephone on Wednesday.
But Pleitez, who grew up in South LA and east of downtown, is more than your average resident of Los Angeles. He’s graduate of Stanford, worked at Goldman Sachs, was part of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, served on President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Spokeo, an online data aggregator. Pleitez is also no stranger to electoral politics. In 2009, he unsuccessfully ran for California’s 32nd congressional district seat against Gil Cedilo and Judy Chu."
Original article written by Maegan Ortiz, Politic365.com. To read the original article visit www.politic365.com/2012/12/07/is-emanuel-pleitez-the-underdog-l-a-is-looking-for.
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