Club Vote, Notice

This Wednesday: Vote on Primary Endorsements

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 7:00pm

This Wednesday, April 27, we will host our final meeting before the June 7 primary. First, we will host our biannual Judicial Candidates Forum, in which all candidates running for a judge position at LA Superior Court will have the opportunity to address the Membership. We will also hear from one last candidate – LA County Assessor Jeffrey Prang.

Then, we will consider endorsements for all of the races which will appear on our June 7 ballot. Members in good standing will be able to speak on behalf of their preferred candidates. Finally, the ballots will be distributed and the Membership will vote.

During the voting window, we will be joined by Senator Ben Allen for a Q&A on the latest news from Sacramento, moderated by Programs VP Melissa Goodman

Date:  Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time:  6:30pm Doors, 7:00pm Program Start
Place: Zoom Conference Call
RSVP here:

Executive Board Recommendations

Last week, the SMDC Executive Committee met to consider recommendations to the Membership in advance of the endorsement meeting on Wednesday. 

These recommendations were made by the majority of the Executive Committee based on the candidates’ appearances over the past few months. Only the Club Membership has the ability to make endorsements. Please RSVP at the link above to join us on Wednesday and participate in that endorsement process.

Governor – Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor – Eleni Kounalakis
Secretary of State – Shirley Weber
Attorney General – Rob Bonta
Treasurer – Fiona Ma
Controller – Malia Cohen
Insurance Commissioner – Ricardo Lara
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tony Thurmond
Board of Equalization District 3 – Tony Vazquez
US Senator (special election) – Alex Padilla
US Senator (full term) – Alex Padilla
US House – Ted Lieu
State Senate District 24 – Ben Allen
State Assembly District 51 – Rick Chavez Zbur
LA County Assessor – Jeffrey Prang
LA County Sheriff – Eric Strong
LA County Supervisor District 3 – Henry Stern

LA Superior Court Judge:
Office 3 – Tim Reuben
Office 60 – Anna Reitano
Office 67 – Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes
Office 70 – Holly Hancock
Office 116 – Lloyd Handler
Office 118 – Georgia Huerta
Office 151 – Patrick Hare
Office 156 – Carol Elswick

Catch Up Before Wednesday! 

If you’ve missed any of our meetings in February, March, or April, now is the time to catch up. We’ll be voting on endorsements at our next meeting on April 27.

LA County Sheriff Debate:
(Starts at 1:17:40)

LA County Supervisor District 3 Debate:
(Starts at 1:15:00)

State Assembly District 51 Debate:
(Starts at 0:35:00)

Malia Cohen (starts at 1:47:15)
Ron Galperin (starts at 5:30)
Yvonne Yiu (starts at 5:00)

Insurance Commissioner:
Ricardo Lara (starts at 4:15)
Marc Levine (starts at 37:40)