June 27: CA-25 Candidate Katie Hill Joins Kevin de Leon and more

Just added to our June 27 meeting is the Democratic candidate running in the 25th Congressional District: Katie Hill!

Katie Hill is the Executive Director of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), the largest non-profit provider of homes for the homeless in California. She helped champion and pass Prop HHH and Measure H (which was endorsed by SMDC) to help alleviate homelessness in LA County. Our club, in conjunction with the Westside Democratic HQ, will be working tirelessly to get Katie elected to Congress. Join us on June 27 to meet her in person.

In addition, we have confirmed that Senator Kevin de Leon, our endorsed candidate for the US Senate, will be joining us.

Josh Harder, the Democratic candidate running in the 10th House district, will be joining live via satellite from his district, and we are in conversation with several other candidates to be announced shortly.

Also joining the discussion will be Katharine Marrs, State Field Director of the California Democratic Party, to help us make sense of the primary results and look ahead to the path to victory in November.

We will also be considering endorsements in the governor and attorney general races.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: Doors open @ 6:30pm, Program starts @ 7:00pm
Place: Santa Monica Main Library – MLK Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica

For first time and new members, the Executive Board of the club will be available from 6:30-7:00pm for an informal meet and greet. The main program will start at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Parking available. Handicap accessible.

CA 2018 Primary Results

Last night, we saw the results of our tireless GOTV work at the Westside Democratic HQ. After 40,000 phone calls, thousands of doors knocked, and several in-district rallies, Democrats advanced to the Top Two in all of our targeted House districts! Thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Westside Democratic HQ for their hard work in making this happen! We are taking two days off at the HQ, and then on Friday it’s back to work for the general election!
Join us soon: westsidedemhq.org
Donate to the HQ here.

Although the ballots are still being counted, we have compiled a list of preliminary results for your reference. The following candidates have advanced to the general election. Democratic candidates are in blue. Republican candidates are in red.  An asterisk* denotes an SMDC-endorsed candidate.

Governor – Gavin Newsom, John Cox
Lieutenant Governor – Eleni Kounalakis, Ed Hernandez
US Senator – Dianne Feinstein, Kevin De Leon*
Attorney General – Xavier Becerra, Steven Bailey
Insurance Commissioner – Ricardo Lara*,  Steve Poizner
Secretary of State – Alex Padilla*, Mark Meuser
Controller – Betty Yee*, Konstantinos Rodtis
Treasurer – Fiona Ma*, Greg Conlon
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tony Thurmond*, Marshall Tuck

Board of Equalization, District 3 – Tony Vazquez*, Rick Marshall
Congress (CA-33) – Ted Lieu*, Kenneth Wright
CA Senate (SD-26) – Ben Allen*, Baron Bruno
Assembly (AD-50) – Richard Bloom*
LA County Sheriff – Alex Villanueva*, Jim McDonnell</span

Ballot Measure Results
Ballot Measure 68 – YES
Ballot Measure 69 – YES
Ballot Measure 70 – NO
Ballot Measure 71 – YES
Ballot Measure 72 – YES
(All five of our endorsed positions succeeded.)

Endorsements

On April 25, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Santa Monica Democratic Club, with a quorum present, the membership of SMDC voted to endorse the following candidates running in the June 5, 2018, California primary election:

US Senator – Kevin de León
Attorney General – Dave Jones
Insurance Commissioner – Ricardo Lara
Secretary of State – Alex Padilla
Controller – Betty T. Yee
Treasurer – Fiona Ma
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tony Thurmond
Board of Equalization, District 3 – Tony Vazquez
Congress (CA-33) – Ted Lieu
CA Senate (SD-26) – Ben Allen
Assembly (AD-50) – Richard Bloom
LA County Sheriff – Alex Villanueva

No consensus was reached in the Governor and Lieutenant Governor races after two rounds of balloting. We will reconsider these two races after the primary is held.

Westside Democratic Headquarters Rally

RSVP:   https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fliprally#

For more information visit www.westsidedemhq.org

Paid for by the Westside Democratic HQ.  Contributions are not tax deductible.
Not authorized by any candidate or campaign. Federal FEC ID C00673590
FPPC ID 1404421.

Upcoming Meetings – Feb. 10 & 18

Please join us on Saturday, February 10, 2018 to hear Senator Kevin de Leon – candidate for U.S. Senate and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – candidate for CA Governor at a special meeting.
PLACE: Santa Monica Public Library – MLK Auditorium
TIME: 11:30am to 2:00pm
Doors open at 11:00am.

On Saturday February 17, 2018 we will host Dave Jones and Ricardo Lara. Dave Jones is our current Insurance Commissioner running for CA Attorney General and Ricardo Lara is a current CA State Senator running for Insurance Commissioner.
PLACE: Santa Monica Public Library – MLK Auditorium
TIME: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Doors open at 9:30am.