Whereas, the ‘Top Two Primary’ has created an explosion of spending in primaries, and favors well financed candidates which has made spending limits moot; and
Whereas, since the Top Two Primary favors political parties that run the fewest candidates and discourages third party participation, the winning candidate may not come close to representing the true feelings of his constituents; and
Whereas, contrary the Top Two Primary has not elected more moderate candidates or increased voter turnout
Therefore be it resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party calls for the repeal of the Top Two Primary and a return of the party runoff system; and
Be it further resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party inform the California Democratic Party and Democratic members of the legislature of this position.
Author: Craig Athon 49th AD
Passed by LACDP 10/8/13