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Mayoral candidate set to begin 100-mile trip across city


CANOGA PARK, Calif.–Emanuel Alberto Pleitez will begin the get-out-the-vote efforts of his campaign for mayor today by starting a six-day, 100-mile running and bicycling trip across Los Angeles.

Pleitez will travel the 15.4 miles from the Canoga Park Community Center to Mestizo Restaurant in Mission Hills today in three hours.

The entire trip will take Pleitez through neighborhoods in the western and eastern San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, Eastside, Mid-City, Venice, and South Los Angeles areas. It will conclude Monday night in San Pedro.

Pleitez was a personal assistant to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa from 2003-2005, a financial analyst with the Securities Division of the investment bank Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a member of the Obama transition team reviewing potential staff for the Treasury Department.

Pleitez most recently worked as Chief Strategy Officer for Spokeo, a search engine to find information about people using data mined from their public profiles on various social networks.

Pleitez finished third in a 2009 special election in the 32nd Congressional District to succeed Hilda Solis, who had been appointed Secretary of Labor.