People-Centric Ideas Consistently on the Right Side of Justice

Simona Farrise Runs for AssemblyThe Loyola Marymount debate earlier this month showed that the only person in the race for the 62nd Assembly seat race who has vision and hope for the future is Simona Farrise.

“My son is about to be a freshman in college and we’re not inspiring our young people. If we are going to motivate our economy we have to motivate the people and we have to have some flexibility,” Farrise said. “We need to be innovators and that is going to come down to where we allow young people to pursue what is in their heart, what they are good at and what will bring excitement.”

Being able to see young people and imagining what they would want — before what teachers would want for them and before what corporate wants — makes me excited for the future of the 62nd District.

Many of the candidates answers at the LMU debate seemed to cater around making business happy.

To paraphrase Gloria Gray’s friend and Autumn Burke’s endorser, Inglewood Mayor Butts: “Who wants to come to this community?”

“We need STEM, we need development, we need clean energy, but we also need community partnering companies that are going to commit and stay long-term,” said Farrise.

You don’t build a great workforce by turning people into robots and catering to every whim of business and trashing a city.

Inglewood is filled with 99¢ stores, bad business partners and low wage jobs, because that is what the status quo sees as what we need. Dallas Fowler, Gloria Gray’s Web master, said that Morningside Park community should be grateful for transitional homes. That’s the status quo’s vision for your community—group homes and underfunded nonprofit programs that they can steal from.

teka-lark flemingThis is why we need to move away from the status quo. We need to move away from the status quo’s friends because, like the L.A. Chapter of the NAACP, the people who are friends of the connected care more about their place at the kid’s table than the people who live in the community that they won’t even admit they are from.

There is only one person who has the power to be independent and to fight for the people of the 62nd District and that is Simona Farrise.

Teka-Lark Fleming
The Morningside Park Chronicle


  1. Abraham Rosenblatt says

    Dear LA Progressives,

    Do you still support Simona Farrise? Is this stuff I saw yesterday true? Here’s what I read in an email from a guy named Basil Carter:

    “Personal Injury Lawyer and candidate for California’s 62nd Assembly District, Simona Farrise, was reportedly arrested in connection with a 26-count felony real estate fraud scheme in the East Bay area of Northern California.

    Records show Simona Farrise, who is also known by the aliases Simona Hunt, Simona A Farris, and Simona Morgan, has been listed in documents on over a dozen real estate transactions throughout the state of California over the last decade. A preliminary investigation values these transactions at over $15 million dollars.

    Ms. Farrise entered the race to replace termed-out Assemblymember Steven Bradford in February of this year. Largely financing her campaign through loans to herself, Ms. Farrise reportedly moved into the district in December of 2013 after purchasing a home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westchester for $1.3 million, paid for in cash by Ms. Farrise.

    California has seen a recent spate of felony arrests against sitting members in the State Senate with three office holders currently on paid leave as they negotiate through various stages of their defense.

    Charges against those elected officials run the gambit from voter fraud, public corruption, perjury, bribery scandals, pay to play legislation efforts, and international arms deals trading shoulder-fired missiles for campaign funding. This comes on the heels of a rough five years for Southern California local governments where small city officeholders enriched themselves through illegally inflated salaries and pensions at the expense of city services and municipal effectiveness.

    Ms. Simona Farrise, booked in 1992 under the name Simona Hunt, was arrested as an accomplice in 17 of the felony counts related to the defrauding of 11 victims in various bogus real estate transactions including Emeryville City Councilwoman Nellie Hannon and her son. Councilwoman Hannon now runs a shelter for the homeless and families in need.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle article “Real Estate Dealer Jailed in Oakland on Fraud Charges” (author Bill Wallace, 11/7/92), Farrise and her accomplice were booked in connection to charges of stealing property titles, passing bad checks to buy out unsuspecting property owners of their equity, making false and misleading statements, grand theft, and failing to comply with real estate transaction laws among other charges.

    Also included were charges related to efforts by the duo to prey upon homeowners attempting to avoid foreclosure.”

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