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

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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.

Our Next Meeting – Wednesday Jan. 31

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Public Library – MLK Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica 90401

Please join us on January 31 to hear from the next candidate in our gubernatorial series.

  • Treasurer John Chiang — running for Governor of CA will address the club followed by Q and A.

Our executive board will be available at 6:30pm. Come early and meet us!
Be sure to renew your membership for 2018, either in person at one of our membership meetings or online via this secure ActBlue link. This year, our club will be making endorsements in every single statewide and local race before the June primary and November general election. Only club members in good standing can cast a vote in these endorsement votes.

Meet 2 Candidates for Statewide Office on Thursday, November 30

DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2017
TIME: Doors open at 6:30pm; Program starts at 7:00pm
PLACE: Santa Monica Public Library – MLK Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

We will hear from two candidates running for statewide office in 2018:
• Delain Eastin, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction and 2018 Candidate for Governor
• Fiona Ma, Chair of the California Board of Equalization and 2018 Candidate for Treasurer

For first time and new members, the Executive Board of the club will be available from 6:30 to 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.