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Credit: Flickr user  U.S. Credit: Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia  /Flickr Creative Commons
Credit: Flickr user  U.S. Credit: Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia  /Flickr Creative Commons

Youth reporter Emily Valdez speaks to Mayor Eric Garcetti about the possibility of a presidential future.

Boyle Heights Beat: It is said that the first Latino president of the U.S. is born already. Could it be you?

Garcetti: I don’t live my life too many steps ahead. I think it could be one of you. It could be any of us. I think the time is right.   I think Latinos have flexed their political muscle and have elected and re-elected a president, and helped elect a mayor, two mayors in a row.

But in politics, a lot of times people are like, “What’s the next thing you’re going to run for?”   I haven’t even been sworn in. I’m so excited to be mayor. I can’t even think about the next step ahead.

Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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