Santa Monica Democratic Club Candidate Mailer


State Ballot Measures at October Meeting

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Ocean Park Bl. & 14th St.

Pro and Cons of State Ballot Measures will be discussed.

Proposition 1
Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

Proposition 2
State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

Proposition 45
Healthcare Insurance. Rate Changes. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 46
Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 47
Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 48
Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum.


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.