Last month, our Club took endorsing votes on offices and propositions that will appear on Culver City ballots with the exception of the judges. In January we will vote on judicial races and our neighboring LA City Council District 10.
Los Angeles City Council District 10
The 10th District is a Culver City neighbor sharing a Congressional Representative and a State Senator with us, and our Club members who live in that district will be represented by the winner of this race. We have invited five candidates for LA City Council District 10 to speak at our January 10 meeting. They are (in alphabetical order):
• Eddie Anderson
https://anderson2024.com.Campaign slogan: “Everything we Want is Possible.”
Pastor Eddie Anderson is Senior Pastor of the Historic McCarty Memorial Church in West Adams. After more than ten years as a community organizer, he is making his first run for elected office. For a summary of his work as an activist see: https://anderson2024.com/about-me. He is endorsed by LA City Council Member Eunisses Hernandez, with whom he worked on the successful Measure J campaign.
• Heather Hutt
https://www.heatherhutt.com. Campaign slogan: “Potholes not Politics.”
Heather Hutt was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mark Ridley-Thomas. She was the first Black woman to be appointed as a voting member of the LA City Council to represent District 10. After more than thirty years of political activism, this is her first time holding public office. For a summary of her achievements as an activist, go to her official City biography.
Some of her key endorsements (https://www.heatherhutt.com/endorsements/) include Council Member Traci Parks, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, West Basin Municipal Water District President Scott Houston, and LACDP Vice Chair Pat Sanders.
• Reggie Jones-Sawyer
https://www.reggieforla.com/. Campaign Slogan: “Reggie for the People.”
Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer’s name is well known, as he has served in the State Legislature since he was first elected in November 2012. For a summary of his achievements in
office, go to his biography on the AD57 website. https://a57.asmdc.org/biography.
Some of his key endorsements (https://www.reggieforla.com/endorsements) include Congressman Adam Schiff, Assembly Members Ash Kalra, Alex Lee, and Pilar Schiavo. He has a long list of labor endorsements, including the California Nurses Association.
• Aura Vazquez
https://www.auraforthepeople.com/. Campaign Slogan: “The Change we Want to See.”
Aura Vazquez contributed to the LA times list of “Ten Ideas for Fixing Los Angeles.” She advocates for the “democracy vouchers” that our Club has discussed in the past. For a summary of her community and environmental activism (she was at Standing Rock) go to https://www.auraforthepeople.com/meet-aura.
Some of her key endorsements include former Culver City Mayor Daniel Lee, Culver City School Board Member Paula Amezola, and 350.org’s Bill McKibben.
• Grace Yoo
Campaign Slogan: “Grace for LA”
Grace Yoo is an Attorney and neighborhood council member. Her public policy experience and community advocacy include serving on numerous committees and taskforces aimed at solving community problems. For example, she is a former Los Angeles City Department of Transportation Commissioner and worked with the Aging Advocacy Coalition and the Sierra Club among many others. For a more complete summary, go to https://www.graceforla.com/about/.
Some of her key endorsements include LAUSD Board Member and former Council Member Jackie Goldberg, LA County Bar Association President Ann Park, and retired Representative Howard Berman.