"I learned how to manage people and balance a budget from my former boss and mentor, Mayor Richard Riordan.

As an executive in Richard Riordan’s Mayoral administration, you might have thought he and I would not get along. After all, he is a Republican and I am a Democrat. 

But Mayor Riordan’s experience in business guided so much of his approach as Mayor of Los Angeles, and I will always carry with me the lessons I learned from him when he was my boss. In the State Assembly, I will always make sure that the numbers add up and that we are fiscally responsible, just like Mayor Riordan did." - Reggie Jones-Sawyer