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The Culver City Democratic Club has endorsed the following candidates for The Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. The election will be on March 3, 2015. The LACCCD has eliminated run-off elections this year.
Endorsements were made at the candidate forum hosted by the Democratic Club on January 14th. All candidates were invited. We thank candidates Andra Hoffman, Francesca Vega (both Seat 1), Mike Fong, Joyce Burrell Garcia (both Seat 7) and Sydney Kamlager (Seat 3) for attending. Candidates had to receive 2/3 of the vote from members to receive the Club endorsement.
LACC Board members are elected at-large, from all the voters in the District, for terms of four years. Elections are held every two years for alternating seats. The Board generally meets twice a month on Wednesday. More information on Board meetings agenda, schedule and location can be found on their website.
Endorsements require 60% of ballots submitted. Endorsements were voted on at the April 9 and September 10th General Meetings.
State Constitutional Offices
At the February 12th general meeting of the Club we held a forum for Culver City Council Candidates. The Democratic Club is proud to announce its endorsement for two candidates for the Culver City City Council race on April 8, 2014. The two winners were Christopher Patrick “CPK” King and Jim Clarke. These candidates exemplified true compassion for their community, deep understanding of the issues, and will uphold our City’s values if elected. Both candidates were handily endorsed in the first round of voting. To volunteer for Christopher King's campaign, go to his web site at http://www.cpk4culvercity.com/. To volunteer for Jim Clarke's campaign, go to his web site at http://clarke4council2014.com/. Christopher King received the most votes for the endorsement. He is a 9 year resident who serves as the President of the Culver City Rotary Club and Vice-Chair for the Culver City’s Homelessness Committee. He is also a Board Member on the Chamber of Commerce and volunteers as Coach for the Beit T’Shuvah Marathon Team at his temple. He served on Holly J Mitchel’s Small business advisory panel is the only candidate who not only works in Culver City but is also a business owner. He hopes to bring new leadership and new ideas to city council this April. His first priority is a comprehensive economic development plan; by bringing in all the stakeholders and creating specific and measurable goals regarding housing stock and business development. Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a double major in Sociology and Political Science. Christopher hopes to bring his passion, energy, and new ideas to Culver City this April 8th. http://www.cpk4culvercity.com/ A long time club member, this is Jim Clarke's second time winning the Club's endorsement. The first was for his Council run two years ago and winning the unexpired term of Scott Malsin. In the past two years Clarke has voted to increase the sales tax, to ban plastic bags, called upon the Governor to ban fracking and supported major improvements in residential parking. Clarke earned a Masters of Public Administration from CSU Long Beach and a Bachelors of Science degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. He spent 23 years as an active and on reserve duty, retiring as a Commander from the Coast Guard. Some of Clarke’s previous credentials include being the Chief of Staff Congress Members Diane E. Watson and Brad Sherman as well as serving as executive director to two non-profit organizations: California Clean Money Campaign and the Southern California chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. Clarke hopes to be awarded a full term this election and continue to “follow through” on his promises. http://clarke4council2014.com/ If you need to find out your polling place, go to https://www.lavote.net/.