Endorsements

Federal, State, and County Elected Officials

Henry Waxman, Member of Congress

Grace Napolitano, Member of Congress

José Serrano, Member of Congress

Anthony Beilenson, Member of Congress (former)

Howard Berman, Member of Congress (former)

Yvonne Burke, Member of Congress (former); Los Angeles County Supervisor (former)

Mel Levine, Member of Congress (former)

Fran Pavley, State Senator

Dr. Ed Hernandez, State Senator

Jerry Hill, State Senator

Alan Sieroty, State Senator (former)

Richard Bloom, Assemblymember

Steven Bradford, Assemblymember

Ian Calderon, Assemblymember

Isadore Hall III, Assemblymember

Adrin Nazarian, Assemblymember

Mike Eng, Assemblymember (former); Board Trustee, Los Angeles Community College Board

Terry B. Friedman
, Assemblymember (former)

Warren Furutani, Assemblymember (former)

Richard Katz
, Assemblymember (former)

Tony Mendoza, Assemblymember (former); Mayor, Artesia (former)

George Nakano, Assemblymember (former)

Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor

Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor

Ed Edelman, LA County Supervisor (former)

 

Local Elected Officials

Richard Riordan, Mayor, Los Angeles (former)

Ron Galperin, City Controller, Los Angeles

Paul Koretz, Member, Los Angeles City Council

Paul Krekorian, Member, Los Angeles City Council

Tom LaBonge, Member, Los Angeles City Council

Mitch O'Farrell, Member, Los Angeles City Council

Cindy Miscikowski, Member, Los Angeles City Council (former)

Rudy Svorinich, Member, Los Angeles City Council (former)

Steve Zimmer, Vice President, Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education

Monica Garcia, Member, Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education

David Tokofsky, Member, Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (former)

Scott Svonkin, 
President, Los Angeles Community College District; President, Los Angeles County School Trustees Association

Nancy Pearlman, Board Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District

Don LaPlante, 
President, Los Angeles County School Trustees Association (former)

 

John Heilman, 
Mayor Pro Tempore, West Hollywood

John Duran, Member, West Hollywood City Council

 

Lili Bosse, Mayor, Beverly Hills

Vicki Reynolds, Mayor, Beverly Hills (former)

Steve Webb
, Mayor, Beverly Hills (former)

Dr. Willie Brien, Member, Beverly Hills City Council

Dr. Julian Gold, Member, Beverly Hills City Council

Noah Margo
, President, Beverly Hills Unified School District

Steven Fenton, President, Beverly Hills Unified School District (former)

Brian Goldberg
, Vice President, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education

Howard Goldstein, Member, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education

Lisa Korbatov, Member, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education

AJ Willmer, 
Member, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education (former)

 

Pam O'Connor
, Mayor, Santa Monica

Judy Abdo, Mayor, Santa Monica (former)

Michael Feinstein
, Mayor, Santa Monica (former)

Nathaniel Trives, 
Mayor, Santa Monica (former); President, Rotary Club of Santa Monica

Denny Zane, 
Mayor, Santa Monica (former)

Gleam Davis
, Member, Santa Monica City Council

Kevin McKeown
, Member, Santa Monica City Council

Tony Vazquez, Member, Santa Monica City Council

Ted Winterer
, Member, Santa Monica City Council

Maria Leon-Vazquez
, President, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District 

Patricia Hoffman,
 President, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (former)

Ralph Mechur, Vice President, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Oscar De La Torre, Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education

Jose Escarce, Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education

Laurie Lieberman, Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education

Nimish Patel, Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education

Susan Aminoff
, Chair, Santa Monica Community College District

Rob Rader, 
Vice Chair, Santa Monica Community College District

Nancy Greenstein
, Member, Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees

Louise Jaffe,
 Member, Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees

Barry Snell
, Member, Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees

Margaret Quinonez
, Member, Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees

Andrew Walzer
, Member, Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees

Todd Flora
, Chair, Santa Monica Rent Control Board

Julie Lopez Dad
, Chair, Santa Monica Rent Control Board (former)

Marilyn Korade-Wilson
, Member, Santa Monica Rent Control Board

Chris Braun
, Member, Santa Monica Rent Control Board (former)

 

Don Brann, Member, El Segundo City Council (former)

William J. Watkins, Member, El Segundo Unified School District Board of Education

 

Amy Howorth, Mayor, Manhattan Beach, Former SD26 Candidate

Portia Cohen, Mayor, Manhattan Beach (former)

Russ Lesser, Mayor, Manhattan Beach (former)

Richard Montgomery, Mayor, Manhattan Beach (former)

Steve Napolitano, Mayor, Manhattan Beach (former)

Wayne Powell, Mayor Pro Tempore, Manhattan Beach 

Mark Burton, Member, Manhattan Beach City Council

Tony D'Errico, Member, Manhattan Beach City Council

David J. Lesser, Member, Manhattan Beach City Council

Bill Fournell, Vice President, Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Education

Christine Cronin-Hurst, Member, Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Education

 

Peter Tucker, Mayor Hermosa Beach

George Barks, Mayor, Hermosa Beach (former)

Howard Fishman, Mayor, Hermosa Beach (former)

Michael Keegan, Mayor, Hermosa Beach (former)

Nanette Barragan, Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Hermosa Beach

Michael DiVirgilio, Member, Hermosa Beach City Council

Hany Fangary, Member, Hermosa Beach City Council

Carolyn Petty, Member, Hermosa Beach City Council

Karen Nowicki, Treasurer, Hermosa Beach

 

Steve Aspel, Mayor, Redondo Beach

Michael Gin, Mayor, Redondo Beach (former)

Bill Brand, Mayor Pro Tempore, Redondo Beach

Matthew Kilroy, Member, Redondo Beach City Council

Todd Loewenstein
, President, Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education (former)

Anita Avrick, Board Presiding Officer, Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education

Laura Emdee, Member, Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education

 

Pat Furey, Mayor, City of Torrance

Heidi Ashcraft, Member, Torrance City Council

Kurt Weideman, Member, Torrance City Council

Cliff Numark, Trustee, El Camino College Board; Member, Torrance City Council (former)

Don Lee, Vice President, Torrance Unified School District Board of Education

Martha Deutsch, Member, Torrance Unified School District Board of Education

 

Michael Savidan, Mayor, Lomita

Susan Dever, Mayor, Lomita (former)

Don Suminaga, Mayor, Lomita (former)

James Gazeley, Member, Lomita City Council

Ben Traina, Member, Lomita City Council 

Mark Waronek, Member, Lomita City Council

Barry Waite, Member, Lomita City Council (former)

 

Ellen Perkins, Mayor, Palos Verdes Estates

George Bird, Member, Palos Verdes Estates City Council

Jim Goodhart, Member, Palos Verdes Estates City Council

 

Jerry Duhovic, Mayor, Rancho Palos Verdes

Jim Knight, Mayor Pro Tempore, Rancho Palos Verdes

Susan Brooks, Member, Rancho Palos Verdes City Council

Anthony Misetich, Member, Rancho Palos Verdes City Council

 

B. Allen Lay, Mayor, Rolling Hills

 

Judith Mitchell, Mayor, Rolling Hills Estates

Steven Zuckerman, Member, Rolling Hills Estates City Council

 

Larry Vanden Bos, Vice President, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Malcolm Sharp, Member, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education

Dora de la Rosa, Member, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education (former)

Debby Stegura, Trustee, Palos Verdes Library District 

 

Ann Marshall, Mayor, City of Avalon

Oley Olsen, Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Avalon

Joseph Sampson, Member, Avalon City Council

 

Skylar Peak
, Mayor, City of Malibu

John Sibert, Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Malibu 

Joan House, Member, Malibu City Council

Lou La Monte, Member, Malibu City Council

Laura Rosenthal, Member, Malibu City Council

 

Neighborhood Council & Community Council Leaders

Michael Newhouse, Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils*; President, Venice Neighborhood Council*

Terrence Gomes, Chair, Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition*; Treasurer, South-Robertson Neighborhood Council*

Nickie Miner, Member, Bel-Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council*

Nancy Freedman, Chair-Emeritus, Brentwood Community Council*

Wendy-Sue Rosen, Chair-Emeritus, Brentwood Community Council*; President, Brentwood Residents Coalition*

Eric De Sobe, President-Emeritus, Del Rey Neighborhood Council*

Wes Farrow
, Member, Del Rey Neighborhood Council*

Will Nicholas
, Secretary-Emeritus, Del Rey Neighborhood Council*

Christina Spitz, President, Pacific Palisades Community Council*

Barbara Kohn, President-Emeritus, Pacific Palisades Community Council*

Robin Rudisill, Chair of Land Use & Planning, Venice Neighborhood Council*

Erin Darling, Member, Venice Neighborhood Council*

Steve Sann, Chair, Westwood Community Council*

Michael Metcalfe, Chair of Land Use & Planning Committee, Westwood Community Council*, President-Emeritus, Westwood Homeowners Association*

Wolfgang Veith, Corporate Secretary, Westwood Community Council*

Phillip Gabriel, Member, Westwood Community Council*, Member, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association*

David Lorango, Member, Westwood Community Council*

Debbie Nussbaum, Member, Westwood Community Council*; Traffic Chair, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association*

Jerry Brown, President, Westwood Neighborhood Council*; Treasurer, Westwood Community Council*

Lisa Chapman, Vice President and Chair of Outreach and Communications, Westwood Neighborhood Council*

Connie Boukidis, Chair of Land Use & Planning, Westwood Neighborhood Council*; Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association*

Laura Winikow, Treasurer, Westwood Neighborhood Council*; Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association*

Sandy Brown, Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council*; President, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association*

Roozbeh Farahanipour, Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council*

Eugene Tseng, Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council*

Austin Velez, Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council*

Carole Magnuson, Vice President, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association*

Marilyn Cohon, Vice President, Westwood South of Santa Monica Homeowners Association*

 

Leaders in Education

Jonathan Stein
, University of California Regent-Emeritus

Lenore Wax, Member, California State Board of Education (former)

Joel Peterson, 
Member, La Canada School Board; Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization

Matt Haney, 
Commissioner, Board of Education, San Francisco Unified School District

Jay Chen, Member, Hacienda-La Puente School Board

David Vela, Member, Montebello School Board

Philip Hu, President, San Gabriel School Board (former)

Kathryn Ramirez, Member, Salinas School Board; Member, California School Boards Association

 

Democratic Leaders

Susie Shannon, Executive Board, California Democratic Party

Dorothy Reik, President, Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains

Maryanne Solomon, 
Co-President, Santa Monica Democratic Club

Michael Kapp, Vice President, Democrats for Israel; Operations Vice President, Miracle Mile Democratic Club

Jon Katz, Vice President Political Action, Santa Monica Democratic Club

Steve Bott, Communications Vice President, Miracle Mile Democratic Club; Steering Committee Member, Stonewall Democratic Club

Dina Cervantes,
 President, San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (former)

Susan B. Haskell, Pacific Palisades Democratic Club, Issues & Endorsements Committee; Delegate, CA Democratic Party

Ari Ruiz, President of Stonewall Young Democrats Club

 

Public Safety Organizations

Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE)

Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA)

Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL)

Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA)

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) 

Santa Monica Police Officers Association (SMPOA)

Redondo Beach Police Officers Association 

Long Beach Police Officers Association

Oscar Mejia, President, Latino Police Officers' Association*

Santa Monica Firefighters, IAFF Local 1109 

 

Labor

Los Angeles Area Locals of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE)

UNITE HERE Local 11

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 11

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 

Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 36

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 78

Laborers' International Union of North America Pacific Southwest Region

 

Organizations

Community for Excellent Public Schools

Evolve CA

EdVoice

Democrats for Israel - Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD)

Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights (SMRR)

Miracle Mile Democratic Club (MMDC)

Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC)

Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM)

Santa Monica Democratic Club (SMDC)

West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club

Stonewall Democrats Club

Stonewall Young Democrats Club

Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)

Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)

Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL)

 

Environmental Leaders

California League of Conservation Voters

Sierra Club California

Ed Begley Jr., Actor/Environmental Activist

Michael Feinstein, Green Party co-founder

R.L. Miller, California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair 

David Nahai, Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters; Board of Directors, Heal the Bay*

Todd Flora
, Board of Directors, Heal the Bay*

Jim Kennedy, Board of Directors, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

Phil Brock, 
Chair, Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission

Albin Gielicz, 
President, North of Montana Neighborhood Association; Member, Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission

David Auch
, Chair, Ocean Park Association*

David Pettit, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)*

Kurt Holland, Project Lead, Ocean, Coastal Zone, and Climate Literacy at Broader Impacts West*

Daniel Freedman, Founding Executive Board Member, Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative*

 

Commissioners

Brian Rosenstein, Chair, Beverly Hills Planning Commission

Richard McKinnon, Commissioner, Santa Monica Planning Commission

Elena Allen, Chair, Santa Monica Arts Commission (former)

Barry Seid, Commissioner, Santa Monica Commission for the Senior Community (former)

 

Candace Allen Nafissi, Commissioner, Redondo Beach Historical Commission

Marc Mitchell, Commissioner, Redondo Beach Planning Commission

 

Leilani Kimmel-Dagostino, Commissioner, Aging Commission

Wendy Wengrow, Commissioner, Torrance Library Commission

Karen Greenberg, Commissioner, Torrance Parks & Recreation Commission

Judy Gibson, Commissioner, Torrance Planning Commission

Bob Habel, Commissioner, Torrance Traffic Commission

Alex See, Commissioner, Torrance Water Commission

 

Judith H. Bayer, Commissioner, Rolling Hills Estates planning Commissioner (former)

 

Business Leaders

Jeff Jarow
, Member, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

Chris Harding
, Chair, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (former)

Tom Larmore
, Chair, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (former)

Tish Tisherman
, Chair, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (former)

Gary L. Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce*

Ruben Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Political Affairs, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce*

 

Neighborhood & Community Leaders

Brian Chase,
 Chair, Santa Monica Social Services Commission

Patricia Hoffman,
 Co-Chair, Santa Monicans for Renters Rights

Richard Tahvildaran, 
Co-Chair, Santa Monicans for Renters Rights

Donna Bojarsky, 
Director, Foreign Policy Roundtable

Barbi Appelquist, Nonprofit Legal Counsel, Former SD26 State Senate Candidate

Dr. Vito Imbasciani, Former Candidate, State Senate District 26

Robyn Ritter Simon, Vice President, LA's BEST*

Sion Roy, Board Member, LA County Medical Association/ California Medical Association

Craig Foster
, President, Advocates for Malibu Public Schools

Bruce Corwin
, CEO, Metropolitan Theatres

Peter Kelly, 
Chair, California Democratic Party (former)

Deborah Kennel

Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Professor of Philosophy

David Herbst, Chair, El Segundo Business Chamber of Commerce (former)* 

David Kanuth, Former Candidate, 33rd Congressional District 

David Lyell, Immediate Past Secretary, United Teachers Los Angeles; Board Member, Democrats for Israel; LAUSD Substitute Teacher

Wayne Griffin, Local Business Owner

Manju Raman, Vice Chair, Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition*

 

News | Media

Daily Breeze

Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Register

Beverly Hills Courier

Beverly Hills Weekly

Brentwood News

Century City News

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Observer

Charles Andrew, Santa Monica Daily Press*

Bill Bauer, Santa Monica Daily Press*

 

* Title for Identification Purposes Only