Meet the 2022 SM Candidates
This fall, 27 candidates will appear on the ballot for Santa Monica City Council, Rent Control Board, School Board, and College Board. Of those, 20 candidates are seeking the endorsement of the Santa Monica Democratic Club.
We have some big decisions to make this fall about the future of our City. To help us make the best choices, we sent written questionnaires to every Democratic candidate asking them about the issues most important to Santa Monica Democrats.
Below are the 20 questionnaire responses we received, completely unedited. These are now the only candidates we will be considering for endorsement this year.
This week, our Executive Committee will conduct interviews with each candidate seeking our endorsement; video recordings of these interviews will also be shared with the membership.
Finally, in September, we will host a series of three meetings on Zoom for candidate debates, followed by our Club endorsement votes:
September 7 6:30pm
Santa Monica Rent Control Board Debate
Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Debate
Santa Monica-Malibu School District Board of Education Debate
September 14 6:30pm
Santa Monica City Council Debate
Local Ballot Measures Discussion
September 28 6:30pm
Statewide Ballot Measures Discussion
Endorsement VOTE for All Races
RSVP for all three meetings here:
New members must join no later than August 29 to be eligible to vote by September 28.