George Gascón speaks at the CCDC


Participants: Judith Martin-Straw (moderator), Isaac Bryan, Dallas Fowler, Samuel Robert Morales, and Cheryl Turner (candidates)

On March 30, 2021, the Culver City Democratic Club invited the Democrats running in the May 18 special election to replace Assembly member Sydney Kamlanger to participate in a public forum. Four of the five participated in the 90 minute event, answering questions collected from club members. Judith Martin-Straw, editor/publisher of, served as moderator.

– – – Intro

5:42​ Isaac Bryan

8:50​ Dallas Fowler

12:04​ Samuel Robert Morales

14:53​ Cheryl Turner


The state is facing a housing crisis. What specific policies and bills do you support to address supply, stability, and affordability? Do you support canceling rent and/or mortgages?

28:36​ – – – QUESTION #2 (EDUCATION)

Schools have been underfunded for decades. What investments are you willing to make to build resilient schools that can overcome future crises?

37:43​ – – – QUESTION #3 (HEALTHCARE)

The pandemic has revealed the limitations and inequities of our healthcare system. Do you support AB 1400? If yes, what will you do in the Assembly to help convince other members to support AB1400?

46:25​ – – – QUESTION #4 (REIMAGINING POLICE) In past decades California led the nation in mass incarceration and militarized policing. We are now correcting course, thanks to Black Lives Matter, ballot initiatives like Proposition 47 and LA County Measure J, and progressive District Attorneys like Chesa Boudin and George Gascon. What are your plans for criminal justice and public safety?

56:00​ – – – SHORT ANSWERS

Who did you support/vote for in the 2020 presidential primary?

Who are your top three biggest donors?

What person from California history do you most admire?


Have you taken the no fossil fuel money pledge?

Will you publicly support SB 467? (bans fracking/2500 ft set backs)

Will you publicly support AB 20? (bans corporate contributions)

Will you publicly support AB 854? (Ellis Act reform)

Do you support split roll legislation?

Do you support ending qualified immunity at the state level?

Do you support a repeal of Costa-Hawkins?

Do you support AB 310? (public banking)

Do you support closing the Inglewood Oil Field?

Do you support closing the Playa Vista natural gas facility?

Do you support a state takeover of PG&E?

Do you support high-speed rail?

Will you accept contributions from or seek the endorsement of police or prison guard associations?