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Endorsement: Elect Steve Keithly For La Mirada City Council

Official Lamplighter Endorsement: Elect Steve Keithly to the La Mirada City Council

Elections in La Mirada for city council haven’t been a contact sport, until this year.
With the recent arrest of Mayor Gabe Garcia on drunken driving allegations this campaign for two city council slots has become a barnburner in the city that rarely gets into the political fray.
Garcia has lost the confidence of the community, and his peers, and he should have done the right thing and drop out of this campaign. But, he chooses to stay and now the voters of La Mirada must move forward by electing Planning Commissioner Steve Keithly on March 5.
The Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper are impressed with Keithly. He is a longtime resident, business owner, has a solid reputation, and is active with the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints where he severed as a local Bishop.
Keithly has told us that he won’t be beholden to anyone on the current city council, and isn’t afraid to challenge the “status quo” in La Mirada.
We are going to hold off on a second endorsement for the next couple of weeks. Appointed Incumbent Pauline Deal needs to “step up” her game and become more engaged at city council meetings that seem to be far to “scripted” for our taste.
La Mirada is just like every other community in Southeast Los Angeles County. It has a been on a fiscal rollercoaster, and it needs to have more transparency and participation from the community.
Keithly will make a great councilmember. We urge his election.

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