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Endorsement Results, Week 1

At our first of two endorsement meetings of 2020, the Club voted on endorsements for City Council, College Board of Trustees, LA Superior Court Office #72, and three ballot measures.

Miss the meeting? Watch it here:

114 ballots were cast, which meant that 63 votes were needed to receive endorsement.
The full results are listed below. Bolded names received the endorsement of the Club.

City Council
Ted Winterer  (90 votes) – interview / questionnaire
Ana Jara  (85 votes) – interview / questionnaire
Terry O’Day  (69 votes) – interview /
Gleam Davis (67 votes)
interview / questionnaire 

Oscar de la Torre (29 votes)
Mario Fonda-Bonardi (24 votes)
Phil Brock (18 votes)
Christine Parra (18 votes)
No Endorsement (1 vote)

City Council (Special Election)
Kristin McCowan  (105 votes)interview / questionnaire

No Endorsement (3 votes)

SMC Board of Trustees
Margaret Quinones-Perez  (87 votes) – interview questionnaire
Susan Aminoff  (84 votes) – interview / questionnaire
Rob Greenstein Rader  (83 votes)
interview / questionnaire

Brian O’Neil (13 votes)
No Endorsement (1 vote)

Ballot Measures
YES on Prop 16 (97% of the vote)
NO on Prop 22 (82% of the vote)
YES on Measure AB (95% of the vote)

LA Superior Court
Office #72 – Steve Morgan (58% of the vote)

Congratulations to all of our endorsees! 🎉

SMDC had already made the following endorsements:
US President: Joe Biden
US House: Rep. Ted Lieu
CA Assembly: Asm. Richard Bloom
LA County District Attorney: George Gascón
CA Prop 15: YES

9/16 – Next Week: Endorsements Part II

Wednesday, September 16, we will host candidate debates for Rent Control Board and School Board, as well as hear about the remainder of state and local ballot measures.

Date:  September 16, 2020
Time:  6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Program Start
Place: Zoom Conference Call

If you attended our September 9 meeting, you do not need to sign up again.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: (subject to change)
6:00pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet with the Candidates
6:30pm – 6:50pm: Rent Control Board Debate
6:50pm – 7:40pm: School Board Debate
7:40pm – 8:40pm: Ballot Measures Discussion
8:40pm-9:30pm: Endorsement Vote