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Michael Cacciotti Picks Up Widespread Backing & Announces Fundraisers
Mar 09, 2012 (03:03 PM EST)

In 41st Assembly District Race

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Showing widening geographic support, South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti announced March 8 that he has 23 elected or former elected officials endorsing him as a candidate in the June 5 primary for the 41stAssembly District.


"My support stretches from east to west through the sprawling district," said Cacciotti."Our campaign is on a roll." Cacciotti also was recently reelected by a unanimous vote of 18 mayors to another term representing the eastern portion of the Los Angeles County on the board of the regional South Coast Air Quality Management District, the metropolitan area's powerful smog control agency.

Cacciotti said one of his key goals is to bring fiscal accountability to Sacramento.

"Creating fiscal responsibility can set the stage for a 21st century economy through improved education, transportation, and energy systems," he said.  "We can create jobs and business opportunities by balancing California's budget, restoring educational funding, and developing clean energy."  His stance and background are winning a growing number of supporters.

"Michael's intelligence, legislative experience and willingness to make tough decisions enable him to be an effective legislator," said California State Controller John Chiang, noting that Cacciotti worked in the Legislature early in his career.

"Education is a priority for the future of our country," said Pasadena Community College Trustee Linda Wah. "We need a passionate, energetic and experienced advocate who will make it his priority, too. That's Michael Cacciotti." The mayor, now a California Deputy Attorney General, started his career when first out of college as a high school teacher.

"I am supporting Michael with much enthusiasm because of his outstanding record of showing genuine concern for both people, and the environment,"said San Dimas City Councilmember Denis Bertone. "He has represented us well at the South Coast AQMD, with a common-sense approach to solving problems."

Veteran Altadena Town Council Member Gino Sund endorsed Cacciotti, citing what he called his "philosophy" and "proven record consistent with the values of our unique community."

In addition, to announcing growing endorsements, Cacciotti's campaign this week launched a redesigned web site at that's home to a new video in which the candidate outlines his platform. Key planks are to solve the state's budget mess, fully fund education, help small businesses, and create a new clean energy economy that provides jobs and business opportunities.

Looking ahead, Cacciotti's campaign has two major fundraisers slated with three others in the weeks for the coming month as the campaign enters the get-out-the-vote phase this spring. "The additional money will allow my campaign to get our message out to all voters throughout the district," he said.One is slated Tuesday, March 27th, 2012,from 6-8 p.m. at Mijares Restaurant, 145 Palmetto Dr. in Pasadena. For details call Renee Hatchwell at 818 -903-0818 or e-mail

The new 41st California Assembly District stretches through the communities of South Pasadena, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, the San Gabriel Mountains, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Upland, and Rancho Cucamonga.

Cacciotti has served three terms on the South Pasadena City Council where he currently is Mayor. There he's helped the city triple cash reserves and undertake major infrastructure renewal amid the deep recession.He is a former teacher, volunteer soccer coach for 30 years, Senior Center volunteer, and California Deputy Attorney General who protects consumers. He serves on the South Coast Air Quality Management District and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Board, which are dedicated to environmental protection and open space.

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