LA businessman Craig Greiwe launches campaign for mayor of Griffith Park – Daily News
Los Angeles businessman Craig Greiwe officially announced his run for mayor with a kickoff in Griffith Park on Tuesday, November 16.
Greiwe, Director of Strategy for Rogers & Cowan / PMK, has a background in business strategy and marketing.
He also recently created a nonprofit called Rise Together LA, launched last year to “improve politics as usual in Los Angeles” and improve civic engagement of Angelenos in the 2022 election in the city. , according to its website.
“LA can and should be a city that works for all its people, rather than at their expense,” said Greiwe. âI have a real plan to once again create a city we can all dream of. A city that empowers and uplifts people. The question isn’t how to fix LA’s problems, it’s who. We Angelenos know that we cannot trust the people who created our problems to be the ones who solve them as well.
Rise Together announced on Tuesday that Greiwe had resigned from its board to run for mayor.
Greiwe aims to be the first openly gay person to be elected to the post, his campaign has said. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Columbia Law School. He has served on the boards of Christopher Street West and the American Dance Movement.
Like many other mayoral candidates, Greiwe said his campaign would tackle the homeless crisis in the city. Among his other campaign priorities: public safety, housing affordability and government corruption.
In the meantime, the race for the succession of Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is qualified out, is already lively.
The field includes nearly three dozen prospects to date, including veteran LA Rep Karen Bass and city council members Joe Buscaino and Kevin de Leon and city attorney Mike Feurer. The estate also includes Mel Wilson, longtime San Fernando Valley entrepreneur, and Jessica Lall, CEO of the Central City Association of Los Angeles.
Real estate developer Rick Caruso and former LA Unified School District chief Austin Beutner are rumored to be planning campaigns.
Primary elections are scheduled for June 7, with the top two candidates qualifying for the November 7 general election if no one wins a majority of the votes.
Garcetti’s tenure as mayor of Los Angeles, however, is expected to end a few months before that. In July, Garcetti, who is appointed mayor, was chosen by President Joe Biden to serve as the United States’ ambassador to India. The nomination awaits confirmation from Congress.
Garcetti had been slated to take on the post as early as December, leading him to step down as mayor with around a year to fill.
A custodian is a likely option to fill the position, unless a special election is called to end the term.
City News Service contributed to this report.