November 16, 2006 – Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich released the following statement on the passing of Milton Friedman:
"The death of Milton Friedman marks the passing of the most influential economist of the 20th Century. His free market philosophy and commitment to economic liberty was the impetus for our Nation’s current economic prosperity and strength. I had the privilege of knowing him as a friend and mentor who helped shape my political philosophy. Our prayers and sympathies are with his wife Rose and his family.