Happy New Year Democrat!
I wish you and your loved ones a very happy start to this New Year! I am honored to continue serving as your Chair as we work to make this another successful year.
Reflecting back on 2018, there are three words that best summarize the year – WE DID IT! – Our goal for 2018 was to “Flip the House” and we did just that. We knew we needed 23 seats to flip the House, 7 of which were right here in California, we never imagined we’d end up flipping 43 seats! Claiming ALL 7 targeted California seats; two right here in LA County, Katie Hill and Gil Cisneros. Our LACDP victories also included winning 6 of the 7 SoCal Targeted Assembly Seats, helping to elect Tony Thurmond in historically the most expensive race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, and our biggest victory electing Los Angeles’ first Democratic Sheriff in 138 years – Alex Villanueva.
This past year clearly showed that we do not accept Trump’s divisive rhetoric and tactics. As we leave behind 2018, it is hard to believe that the Presidential Primary is less than 14 months away.
Thank YOU for 2018! We cannot afford to become complacent as the Midterms were just the beginning, we have much more ahead of us and I look forward to working with all of you for another successful BLUE year!