Progressive Endorsements March 8, 2011

Los Angeles County Democratic Party March 8, 2011



Azusa City Council
Paul Naccachian
Jorge Rosales

Bell City Council – General Election
Violeta Alvarez
No Consensus
No Consensus

Bell City Council – Recall Election – Recall of Luis Artiga
Ana Maria Quintana

Bell City Council – Recall Election – Recall of Teresa Jacobo
Danny Harber

Beverly Hills City Council
Lili Bosse
Nancy Krasne*

Calabasas City Council
Fred Gaines

Carson City Council
Elito Santarina*
Harold Williams

Carson Treasurer
Karen Avila*

City Council Races


Joseph Cho*
Mark Pulido
Kiran Rami

Robin Haulman

No Endorsement

Hidden Hills
Curt Miles

Huntington Park
Valentin Palos Amezquita
Efren Martinez
Rosa E. Perez

Joy Janes

La Mirada
Paul Brown

Monterey Park
Bob Gin
Hans Liang
Anthony Wong*

Norwalk City
Marcel Rodarte
No Consensus

Dist. 1 – Jacque Robinson*
Dist. 4 – Khatchik “Chris” Chahinian

Polly Low*

San Dimas
Chris Grant

San Gabriel
Phillip Hu

South Gate
Maria Davila*
Henry Gonzalez*
Gregory Martinez*

West Hollywood
John Heilman*
Lindsey Horvath*
Abbe Land*

School Districts

Pasadena Unified School District
Dist. 2 – Renatta Cooper
Dist. 4 – Gene Stevenson
Dist. 6 – Gaylaird Christopher

Redondo Beach Unified School District
Anita Avrick
Arda Clark


City of Bell – Recall Measures
Recall of Councilmember Oscar Hernandez – YES
Recall of Councilmember Teresa Jacobo – YES
Recall of Councilmember George Mirabal – YES
Recall of Former Councilmember Luis Artiga – YES

City of Beverly Hills
Measure O – YES
Measure 2P – YES
Measure 3P – NO

City of Los Angeles
Measure G – YES
Measure H – YES
Measure I – YES
Measure J – YES
Measure L – YES
Measure M – YES
Measure N – NO
Measure O – YES
Measure P – NO
Measure Q – NO

City of Monterey Park
Measure BB – YES

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

City of West Hollywood
Measure A – NO

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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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