Progressive Endorsements March 8, 2011

Progressive Slate March 2011

Endorsements for the March 8, 2011 election for Los Angeles County from the LA Progressive, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley.

The LA Progressive endorses

Stephen Box – LA City Council District 4

Forescee Hogan-Rowles – LA City Council District 8

Jose Huizar — LA City Council District 14

Steven Veres – Los Angeles Community College District Seat 3

Nicole M. Chase – Los Angeles Community College District Seat 5









Los Angeles County Democratic Party March 8, 2011


Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Council
Dist. 2 – Paul Krekorian*
Dist. 4 – Tom LaBonge*
Dist. 6 – Tony Cardenas*
Dist. 8 – No Consensus
Dist. 10 – Herb Wesson*
Dist. 12 – Brad Smith
Dist. 14 – Jose Huizar*

Los Angeles Unified School District
Dist. 1 – Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte*
Dist. 3 – Tamar Galatzan*
Dist. 5 – No Consensus
Dist. 7 – Richard Vladovic*

Los Angeles Community College District
Seat 1 – Mona Field
Seat 3 – Steven Veres
Seat 5 – Scott Svonkin
Seat 7 – Miguel Santiago*

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  1. John John Jr says

    I have worked with Tomas O’Grady. His temper alone disqualifies him as a serious candidate. Plus his record on the Neighborhood Council is less than stellar..

    L.A. Progressives made the right choice with Stephen Box. He is intelligent, experienced, and a true visionary.


  2. says

    Thank you for endorsing a YES on Measure O. This would tax big Oil which is pouring in money for a No vote. Time to get an extraction fee for oil pumped in Los Angeles. This would add 4 million a year to our city and extraction fees are common in Texas and Alaska. Time for us to stand up and get our fair share.

    I also urge everyone to support our children and vote YES on Measure L. Thank you LA Progressive.

    Margie Murray

  3. Mr. Tandy says

    Re 8th District City Council Endorsement: Hogan-Rowles was a DWP Commissioner and on her watch DWP raised their rates adding to their already overflowing surplus. What’s progressive about that? Vote March 8th for Jabari Jumaane, the true People’s Candidate, the true progressive and community leader. He opened the first Certified Famer’s Market in south Los Angeles (Harambee Farmer’s Market) bringing fresh food (and health workshops/services at the AFIBA Ctr) to the people of So LA long before the city even thought about having a farmer’s market there.

  4. Tia Williams says

    It’s shocking that the Progressives did not endorse JABARI JUMAANE for 8th District City Council Seat. Mr. Jumaane has a long track record of activism in the community as a community organizer and has taken the lead in providing much needed legal and job training, and business creation not just for residents of the 8th but for all So Central residents. I guess his over 30+ years of progressive activism including standing up to the Fire Dept. against their city documented sexism and racism towards women and Black firefighters was just too progressive for you.

  5. Mary Ellen Strote says

    It’s shocking that Progressives have endorsed Fred Gaines, especially given that the endorsement meeting was held at the Calabasas City Library (part of the City Hall complex) without the knowledge or presence of the other candidates. Only Gaines was allowed to speak to the endorsers.

    What’s more, Gaines was unanimously endorsed by the City’s Council members BEFORE the filing period for candidacy even closed. If that is not the definition of cronyism, what is?

    Finally, Fred Gaines is a well known and highly effective property rights lawyer, who has made a living suing the County, the Coastal Commission, even the City of Calabasas (!) on behalf of developers who flout planning laws. What is progressive about that?

  6. says

    Very disappointing that LA Progressive did not look more closely at the candidacy of Tomas O’Grady in CD4 ( He was endorsed by the Southern CA Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action – a very progressive organization here in LA, and the Co-Chair of the San Fernando Valley Green Party. This guy is a resourceful progressive who is bringing folks together to fight the good-old-boy incumbency of Tom LaBonge. He is viable- just submitted for matching funds, and is as committed a community activist as you will ever know.


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