Endorsements

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party issues endorsements in local and municipal candidate races and takes positions on statewide and local ballot measures. Los Angeles County Democratic Party endorsements issued in local and municipal races become the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party.

For information regarding Democratic Party endorsement process in local and municipal races, please visit the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Endorsement Process page.

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Current Endorsements

Endorsements for Spring 2017 Local Elections


All elections are March 7, 2017 unless otherwise specified.

* Incumbent

Los Angeles Mayor
Eric Garcetti*

Los Angeles City Attorney
Mike Feuer*

Los Angeles City Controller
Ron Galperin*

Los Angeles City Council
District 1 – Gil Cedillo*
District 3 – Bob Blumenfield*
District 5 – Paul Koretz*
District 7 – No Consensus
District 9 – Curren Price*
District 11- Mike Bonin*
District 13 – Mitch O’Farrell*
District 15 – Joe Buscaino*

Los Angeles Community College District
District 2 – Steve Veres
District 4 – Dallas Fowler
District 6 – Gabriel Buelna

Los Angeles Unified School District
Seat 2 – No Endorsement
Seat 4 – Steve Zimmer*
Seat 6 – Imelda Padilla

Los Angeles County
Measure H – SUPPORT

Los Angeles City
Measure M – SUPPORT
Measure N – OPPOSE
Measure S – OPPOSE
Measure P – SUPPORT

Congressional District 34 Special Election
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Jimmy Gomez

Arcadia Unified School District
Measure A – SUPPORT

Bell
Measure T – SUPPORT

Bell City Council
Ana Maria Quintana*
Alicia Romero*

Bellflower
Measure B – SUPPORT

Bellflower City Council
John Drayer
Juan Garza*

Beverly Hills City Council
Lester Friedman
Nancy Krasne*
Vera Markowitz

Burbank City Council
(Election Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2017)
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Konstantine Anthony
Sharon Springer
Jess Talamantes*

Burbank Unified School Board
(Election Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2017)
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Charlene Tabet*
Steve Frintner

Claremont City Council
Larry Schroeder*

Compton Mayor
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2017)
No Endorsement

Compton City Clerk
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2017)
No Consensus

Compton City Treasurer
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2017)
No Endorsement

Compton City Attorney
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2017)
Marcus Musante

Compton City Council
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2017)
Seat 2 – Bill Ivey
Seat 3 – Tana McCoy*

Covina City Council
Jorge Marquez*

Covina
Measure CC – SUPPORT

Cudahy City Council
Adam Alexander Ochoa
Chris Garcia*

Cudahy
Measure PS – OPPOSE

Gardena Mayor
Mark Henderson

Gardena City Council
Paulette Francis
Nolan Jamora

Glendale City Clerk
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Ardy Kassakhian*

 Glendale City Council
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Vrej Agajanian
Zareh J. Sinanyan*

Glendale Community College Board of Trustees
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Seat 2 – Ann Hazel Ransford*
Seat 4 – Victor Ernesto Garcia 

Glendale Unified School District
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Area B – No Endorsement
Area C – Armina Gharpetian*
Area D – Shant Sahakian

Huntington Park City Council
Karina Macias*

Inglewood City Council
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Seat 1 – George Dotson*

Inglewood Unified School District
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Seat 1 – Dionne Faulk
Seat 3 – Melody Ngaue-Tu’uholoaki*

Inglewood
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)
Measure DE – SUPPORT

La Mirada City Council
Diane Gramajo

Lakewood City Council
Steve Croft*
Justin Rodriguez
Gregory Slaughter

La Verne Mayor
Tim Hepburn

La Verne City Council
Matthew Lyons

Monrovia City Council
(Election Day: Tuesday, April 11, 2017)
Larry Spicer*

Monterey Park City Council
Peter Chan*
Hans Liang*

Monterey Park
Measure LL – SUPPORT

Norwalk City Council (Unexpired Term)
Margarita Rios

Norwalk City Council (Full Term)
Enrique Aranda

Palos Verdes Estates
Measure D – SUPPORT

Pasadena City Council
District 5 – Victor Gordo*
District 7 – No Endorsement

Pasadena Unified School Board
District 1 – Kimberly Kenne*
District 3 – Adrienne Ann Mullen*
District 5 – Elizabeth Pomeroy*

Redondo Beach Mayor
Bill Brand

Redondo Beach City Council
District 2 – Todd Loewenstein
District 4 – No Consensus

Redondo Beach
Measure C – SUPPORT

San Fernando City Council
Joel Fajardo*
Robert Gonzalez*

San Fernando
Measure SF – OPPOSE

San Gabriel City Clerk
Florencia Albert

San Gabriel City Council
Chin Ho Liao*
Denise Menchaca
Jason Pu*

Signal Hill City Council
Carol Churchill
Kier Jones
Ed Wilson*

Signal Hill
Measure F – NO ENDORSEMENT

South El Monte Mayor
Joseph Gonzalez

South Gate City Clerk
Carmen Avalos*

South Gate City Treasurer
No Consensus

South Gate City Council
Al Rios

West Hollywood City Council
John Duran*
John Heilman*

PAST ENDORSEMENTS

2016

11/8/16 Statewide General & Local Elections
6/7/16 Statewide Direct Primary and Local Elections
4/12/16 Local Elections

2015

11/3/15 Local Elections

6/2/15 Local Elections
5/19/15 Los Angeles General Election
5/12/15 Redondo Beach City Election
4/21/15 Local Elections
4/14/15 Local Elections
4/7/15 Local Elections
3/10/15 Local Elections
3/3/15 Local Elections

2014

12/9/14 Special Election for SD 35
11/4/14 Statewide General Elections & Local Elections
8/12/14 Los Angeles Unified School District Special Runoff Election
6/3/14 Statewide Direct Primary & Local Elections
4/8/14 Local Elections

2013

12/3/13 Assembly District 54 Special Election
11/19/13 Assembly District 45 Special General Election
11/5/13 Local Elections
9/24/13 State Assembly District 52 Special General Election
9/17/13 State Assembly District 45 & State Senate District 26 Special Elections
7/23/13 State Assembly District 52 and Los Angeles City Council District 6 Special Elections
6/4/13 Compton Runoff Elections
5/21/13 Los Angeles Elections
4/9/13 Local Elections
4/2/13 Local Elections
3/12/13 State Senate District 32 Special Primary Election and Local Elections
3/5/13 Local Elections
2/26/13 Burbank Elections

2012

11/6/12 – Statewide General and Local Elections
6/5/12 – Statewide Primary and Local Elections
4/10/12 – Local Elections
1/17/12 – Los Angeles Special General Election

2011

11/8/11 – Local Elections
6/7/11 – Compton Runoff Elections
5/7/11 – Los Angeles Runoff Elections
4/19/11 – Compton Elections
4/12/11 – Burbank Elections
4/5/11 – Glendale Elections
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District – Recall of School Board Members (Petition Phase)
3/8/11 – Local Elections
2/22/11 – Burbank Elections
2/15/11 – State Senate Special Elections

2010

11/2/10 – Statewide General & Local Elections
6/8/10 – Statewide Primary & Local Elections
5/25/10 – Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District Special Election
5/4/10 – Pasadena Unified School District Special Election
4/13/10 – Special State Assembly and Local Elections
2/23/10 – Montebello Special Recall Election

2009

12/8/09 – Los Angeles City Council District 2 Special General Election
11/3/09 – Local Elections
9/22/09 – Los Angeles City Council District 2 Special Primary Election
9/1/09 – Assembly District 51 Special Election
7/14/09 – Congressional District 32 Special General Election
6/16/09 – Local Elections
5/19/09 – Statewide Special and Local Elections
April and May 2009 – Local Elections
3/10/09 – Local Elections
2/24/09 – Burbank Elections
1/20/09 – City of Industry Special Election

2008

12/9/08 – Maywood Special Election
11/4/08- Statewide General Election
4/8/08 – Local Elections

2007

11/6/07 – Local Elections
April and May 2007 – Local Elections
3/6/07 – Local Elections

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