At this point, you might consider three-term City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera the solid front-runner in the race to become mayor in 2011. He sure seemed to have a lot of well-wishers today, anyway, in City Hall, where hundreds were on hand to see him get sworn in by California Assemblyman and Speaker-Elect John A. Pérez.
But eight-year-old Declan Herrera stole the show with his reading of New Year’s wishes in English and Mandarin Chinese:
It was standing room only in the North Light Court of City Hall this afternoon:
Congratulations to Dennis Jose Herrera!
City Attorney’s Swearing-in Ceremony
TODAY, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
City Hall’s North Light Court
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
* City Attorney Dennis Herrera and family
* California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer
* California Assemblymember John A. Pérez
* Elected officials and community leaders