Candidates Endorsed by Santa Monica Democratic Club

At our endorsement meeting on Wednesday, September 3, the Santa Monica Democratic Club voted to endorse the following candidates:

City Council: Sue Himmelrich and Kevin McKeown
School Board: Laurie Lieberman, Ralph Mechur, Oscar de la Torre , and Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein
College Board of Trustees: Barry Snell, Louise Jaffe, and Nancy Greenstein
Rent Control Board: Nicole Phillis, Steve Duron, and Todd Flora

BALLOT MEASURES: Read more about the ballot measures at: BallotMeasures/
Measure D – NO
Measure FS – YES


SMDC Meets on Healthcare Initiative

DATE: Wednesday July 30, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Mt Olive Lutheran Hall: 1343 14th ST. & Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica


Please join the SM Democratic Club for a discussion of the upcoming election Healthcare Initiatives.

Executive Board members, Dr. Sion Roy and Genise Schnitman will discuss changing the malpractice cap and giving Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones the authority to regulate insurance premiums prices – fundamental aspects of the Healthcare system.

Also, club members’ recommendations for future projects/priorities of the Santa Monica Democratic Club will be discussed. We want to hear from you!

Public Invited, light refreshments, free parking, no charge.


SM Democratic Club Endorsements

On April 23, 2014 the Santa Monica Democratic Club proudly endorsed the following candidates for the June 3rd election.

Derek Cressman for Secretary of State
Sheila Kuehl for County Supervisor

We also endorsed Jerry Brown for Governor, Gavin Newsom for Lt. Governor, Kamala Harris for Attorney General, John Chiang for Treasurer, Dave Jones for Insurance Commissioner, and Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

In a field of 7 candidates, there was no consensus for a Congressional candidate. 60% is required for endorsement.

We hope to see you on May 14 in the Main Library at 6:30pm where there will be endorsements for Controller, State Senator, and Assembly.

April 23 Endorsement Meeting


Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Santa Monica Main Library Community Room – 2nd Floor
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica

Members of the Santa Monica Democratic Club will vote to endorse candidates for the June 3rd Primary Election.

The club will bestow its critical endorsement on candidates for Congress (33rd District), LA County Supervisor (3rd District), Secretary of State, Governor , Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Board of Equalization, and Secretary of Education

Office seekers attending:
Congress: Wendy Greuel, Kristie Holmes, David Kanuth, Ted Lieu, Matt Miller, Barbara Mulvaney, Zein Obagi
LA County Supervisor: Pamela Conley-Ulich, John Duran, Sheila Kuehl
Secretary of State: Derek Cressman

The public is invited, however, only club members may vote (renewals accepted at the door or online at

no charge, open to the public, light refreshments, underground parking, on the Big Blue Bus line

Candidates for State Senator (26th District), Assembly (50th District), and Controller will be endorsed at our May 14 meeting.


Planning Priorities for Downtown Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Democratic Club sent the following letter to the City Council urging support for amending the planning priorities for downtown Santa Monica.