By Francis Taylor, Contributing Writer
On Saturday, October 1, 2022, incumbent 2nd District Inglewood City Council Member Alex Padilla, formally launched his re-election campaign to continue to effectively serve the residents in his district. Dozens of supporters, who appreciate the; ‘hands-on’ and communicative representation Member Padilla provides, turned out to show their support. “I appreciate the monthly email, Council Member provides that gives a comprehensive overview of what is happening in the City of Inglewood,” one resident said. “I think all of the council members should publish a regular statement of what is going on in their district and throughout the city.”
Member Padilla expressed his appreciation for those who came out to help him kickoff his re-election campaign and indicated that it has been an honor and a privilege to represent his district on the council.
Member Padilla has resided in the City of Inglewood’s 2nd District for over 25 years. He is an executive board member and volunteer for several community organizations including the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life, Elks Lodge, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, and the Salvation Army.
Earlier in his professional career that includes a long list of progressively more responsible positions and assignments, Member Padilla was the president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, which is a national executive law enforcement leadership organization, and served as the Chairperson for the City of Inglewood’s Citizen Police Oversight Commission.
Council Member Padilla’s service as a member of the Inglewood City Council has allowed him to acknowledge and assert some level of accomplishment for some of the city’s most notable and historical developments. While he has announced. organized and focused on events and activities, for youth, adults and seniors in his district, he has supported the
long list of achievements that have positioned the City of Inglewood among the most prominent in the South Bay.
He and his council colleagues have ushered in Sofi Stadium, the 70,000-seat, world-class sports and entertainment indoor arena that is home for the National Football Leagues’ Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers; Intuit Dome, the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers’ indoor arena that will seat 15,000 and open in 2024; the Los Angeles Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, which will continue to introduce and teach 200 Inglewood youth classical instruments; the Girl Scouts of America Regional Headquarters; and thousands of residential housing units and mixed-use developments, to name only a few.
Attendees at the campaign launch observed that Council Member Padilla has represented his district extremely well with regular communication, a myriad of events that embrace youth, the elderly, and even the Hispanic members of the City of Inglewood, as well as representative leadership that reflects the views of constituents and the type of forward-thinking leadership that the City of Inglewood needs and deserves.