He ran the DWP, and then joined Antonio Villaraigosa's staff as First Deputy Mayor. Now Austin Beutner has retired from his post at the City and is launching his campaign to become mayor of Los Angeles. The election is still almost 2 years off, and many other candidates will join the race between now and March, 2013. He doesn't have the largest profile in city politics. What does the former Wall Street whiz have that others don't? We ask Austin Beutner about his decision to run for office.
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