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Los Angeles County Democratic Party Announces Endorsements in Los Angeles City Elections

HMG-CN Political Wire

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) announces the following endorsements for the Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Community College District, and Los Angeles Unified School District races on the March 3, 2015 ballot.

*Incumbent

Los Angeles City Council
District 2 – Paul Krekorian*
District 4 – Steve Veres
District 6 – Nury Martinez*
District 8 – Bobbie Jean Anderson
District 10 – Herb J. Wesson, Jr.*
District 14 – José Huizar*

Los Angeles Community College District
Seat 1 – No Consensus
Seat 3 – Sydney Kamlager
Seat 5 – Scott Svonkin*
Seat 7 – Mike Fong

Los Angeles Unified School District
District 1 – George J. McKenna III*
District 3 – No Endorsement
District 5 – Bennett Kayser*
District 7 – Richard A. Vladovic*

LACDP supports the consolidation of the elections for LA City, LA Unified School District and LA Community College District with California Statewide elections.

LACDP Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statements regarding specific LACDP endorsements.

Los Angeles City Council, Dist. 4 – Steve Veres

“Steve Veres understands the unique nature of the communities that are encompassed by the 4th Council District. He has a proven record of delivering for the people and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.  Steve is the only candidate for City Council in District 4 to earn the endorsement of the Democratic Party, and we urge all Democrats to join us in supporting him.”

Los Angeles City Council, Dist. 6 – Nury Martinez

“Councilmember Nury Martinez has proven how hard she works for the San Fernando Valley families she represents, how strongly she fights for Democratic values, and as the only woman on the Council, how much she cares for the well-being of all Angelenos.  The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is proud to stand with Nury Martinez.”

Los Angeles City Council, Dist. 8 – Bobbie Jean Anderson

“Bobbie Jean Anderson has been a tireless advocate for Democratic values for decades and her experience in bringing people together will serve her well on the Los Angeles City Council.  I have seen, up close and personal, how much Bobbie cares about the people of South Los Angeles and I am sure that she will be a forceful voice on the council.  The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is honored to support Bobbie Jean Anderson.”

Los Angeles City Council, Dist. 14 – José Huizar

“Councilmember José Huizar has fought tirelessly for LA families.  Since he took office in 2005, his leadership on issues like environmental justice has led to a number of important advances in the quality of life for all of us.  The Democratic Party is proud to back José Huizar for re-election.”

For more information and a full list of LACDP endorsements for Spring 2015, visit www.lacdp.org/endorsements.

 

Additional endorsements that were sent out at 5:26 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) announces the following additional endorsements for local elections taking place in Spring 2015:
Unless otherwise noted, all elections are to be held on March 3, 2015.

*Incumbent

Azusa City Council
Angel A. Carrillo*
Diana Reyes Williams

Burbank City Council
(Note: Election is February 24, 2015)
Emily Gabel-Luddy*
Juan J. Guillen

Burbank Board of Education
(Note: Election is February 24, 2015)
Dr. Armond Aghakhanian
Steve Ferguson
Jesse Tangkhpanya

Carson
Treasurer – Eddie Duque
Clerk – Donesia L. Gause*

Gardena City Council
Mark E. Henderson
Dan Medina*

Huntington Park City Council
Graciela Ortiz
Rosa E. Perez*
Marilyn Sanabria

La Mirada City Council
No Endorsement

La Verne City Council
Matthew Lyons

Pasadena Mayor
(Note: Election is March 10, 2015)
Jacque Robinson

Pasadena City Council
(Note: Election is March 10, 2015)
District 1 – No Endorsement

Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education
(Note: Election is March 10, 2015)
District 2 – Roy Boulghourjian
District 4 – No Endorsement
District 6 – Lawrence Torres

Redondo Beach City Council
District 3 – Candace Nafissi

Redondo Beach Board of Education
Anita Avrick*
Reetha Garretty

Rolling Hills City Council
Arun K. Bhumitra

LACDP Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement regarding LACDP endorsements.

“All of the candidates endorsed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party share our values and our desire to fight for working families.  Each of these candidates will be dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community.  I look forward to working with these endorsed candidates to advance our shared goals.”

LACDP has also made endorsements for Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Community College District and Los Angeles Unified School District races, which can be found at lacdp.org/endorsements.

Endorsements for additional local jurisdictions holding elections in Spring 2015 will be considered on February 11, 2015.

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