2020 ENDORSEMENTS

PALAD issues endorsements in local, municipal, statewide, and national elections. Consequently, PALAD takes positions on statewide and local ballot measures and may also endorse in nonpartisan elections such as judicial office elections.

 

Per our Bylaws last amended on January 23, 2020, PALAD may not endorse candidates or ballot measures in contradiction to those endorsed by the State or County Democratic Party, however, non-endorsed candidates or ballot measures seeking our support may ask for our “no endorsement” vote. If CADEM and/or LACDP has not made an endorsement in a race or ballot measure then PALAD can make an endorsement. The Endorsements Committee shall be composed of members of the Board. 

 

Only candidates endorsed by PALAD may be eligible to receive campaign contributions from PALAD. If you have any questions, please email the PALAD Board at hello@palad.org

Round 1 (Closed)

Requirements to Apply:

  1. Must be registered with the Democratic Party.

  2. Download, complete, and submit the Candidate Endorsement Application (application is now closed) to hello@palad.org. Please submit as a Word or PDF document. 

  3. Pay a $50 application fee OR register to become a PALAD member.

  4. Attend and speak at PALAD Endorsements Meeting on Saturday, August 1, 2020, 3:00pm-5:45pm PST (Note: the time of the meeting has been extended due to the number of candidates)

Process:

Upon completion of the application, PALAD will confirm receipt and your application will be reviewed by the Endorsements Committee. After the Endorsements Meeting with general members, the Endorsements Committee will deliberate, vote, and finalize the official endorsements from PALAD and announce publicly on the website at www.palad.org 

 

Timeline and Deadlines: 

Round 2 (Closed)

On August 1, 2020, PALAD held its first round of open endorsements for 29 federal, state, and local positions. The Endorsements Committee released the official results here.


Due to several requests to reopen our endorsements application, the Endorsements Committee has opened a second and final round for open endorsement positions. Candidates that have already received PALAD’s endorsement do not need to re-apply.

 

For Candidates

Requirements to Apply:

  1. Must be registered with the Democratic Party.

  2. Download, complete, and submit the Candidate Endorsement Application (application is now closed) to hello@palad.org. Please submit as a Word or PDF document. 

  3. Pay a $50 application fee OR register to become a PALAD member.

  4. Attend and speak at the PALAD Endorsements Meeting with the Endorsements Committee only (not public) on Sunday, August 30, 2020 between 2:00pm-4:00pm.​​

For Ballot Measures

Requirements to Apply:

  1. Download, complete, and submit the Ballot Measures Endorsement Application (application is now closed) to hello@palad.org. Please submit as a Word or PDF document. 

  2. Attend and speak at the PALAD Endorsements Meeting with the Endorsements Committee only (not public) on Sunday, August 30, 2020 between 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Process:

Upon completion of the application, PALAD will confirm receipt and your application will be reviewed by the Endorsements Committee. The candidate or ballot measure representative is required to speak with the Endorsements Committee. The Endorsements Committee will deliberate and finalize the official endorsements from PALAD and announce publicly on the website at www.palad.org

 

Timeline and Deadlines: 

  • Application Filing Period: Sunday, August 9, 2020 - Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, August 23, 2020 by 5:00pm PST

  • Review Begins by Endorsements Committee: Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Endorsements Meeting with Endorsements Committee (not public): Sunday, August 30, 2020 between 2:00pm-4:00pm

  • [UPDATE] Endorsements Announcement: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

For reference, here are the current endorsements of the State & LA County Democratic Parties: 

2020 Candidates - Round 1 Applicants

U.S. House of Representatives

  • District 21 - Congressman TJ Cox*

  • District 28 - Congressman Adam Schiff***

  • District 34 - Congressman Jimmy Gomez***

  • District 39 - Congressman Gil Cisneros***

  • District 47 - Congressman Alan Lowenthal***

 

State Senate

  • District 21 - Kipp Mueller***
     

State Assembly

  • District 43 - Assemblymember Laura Friedman***

  • District 53

    • (1) Assemblymember Miguel Santiago***

    • (2) Godfrey Plata

  • District 54 - Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager***

  • District 64

    • (1) Assemblymember Mike Gipson***

    • (2) Fatima Iqbal-Subair

 

Los Angeles County Supervisor

  • District 2

    • (1) LA City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson**

    • (2) State Senator Holly Mitchell

 

Los Angeles City Council

  • District 4 - Councilmember David Ryu**

  • District 10 - Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas**

 

Los Angeles County District Attorney

  • George Gascón**
     

LAUSD School Board

  • District 3

    • (1) Scott Schmerelson**

    • (2) Marilyn Koziatek

  • District 7

    • (1) Patricia Castellanos**

    • (2) Tanya Franklin

Los Angeles Community College District

  • Seat 1 - Andra Hoffman (incumbent)

  • Seat 3

    • (1) David Vela (incumbent)

    • (2) Anthony Danna

  • Seat 5

    • (1) Scott Svonkin (incumbent)

    • (2) Nichelle Henderson

  • Seat 7

    • Mike Fong (incumbent)

 

West Hollywood City Council

  • Noemi Torres

 

Alhambra City Council

  • District 3 - Councilmember Jeff Maloney (incumbent)

 

Burbank City Council

  • Nick Schultz

 

Burbank Board of Education

  • Emily Weisberg

 

Long Beach City Council

  • District 6 - Dr. Suely Saro**

  • District 8 - Tunua Thrash-Ntuk**

 

Judicial

  • Stephen Morgan, Judicial Seat No. 72**

  • David Berger, Judicial Seat No. 80**

  • Scott Andrew Yang, Judicial Seat No. 162**

*Endorsed by the California Democratic Party (CADEM)

**Endorsed by LA County Democratic Party (LACDP)

***Endorsed by both CADEM and LACDP

Names in blue text are the PALAD endorsed candidates.

Note: In races where there is no CADEM or LACDP endorsed candidate yet, the current incumbent is noted.

2020 Candidates & Ballot Measures - Round 2 Applicants

U.S. House of Representatives

  • District 25 - Christy Smith***

 

State Senate

  • District 29 - Josh Newman***
     

State Assembly

  • District 63 - Assemblymember Anthony Rendon***

 

Water Replenishment District

  • Division 5

    • ​(1) Vera Robles DeWitt (incumbent)

    • (2) Juan Garza

 

Alhambra City Council

  • District 4 - Sasha Renée Pérez

 

Burbank City Council

  • Konstantine Anthony
     

Burbank City Treasurer

PALAD voted 'no endorsement'

  • Lindsey Francois 

Burbank Board of Education

  • Dr. Armond Aghakhanian (incumbent) 

Carson City Council

  • District 1 - Elito Santarina

  • District 2 - Jaime G. Monteclaro (endorsement consideration pending current litigation in the City of Carson)

Hawaiian Gardens City Council

PALAD voted 'no endorsement'

  • Joe Cabrera Zermeno

  • Phillip Anthony Cabrera

 

West Hollywood City Council

  • (1) John Erickson

  • (2) Sepi Shyne

 

Long Beach City Council

  • District 2 - Cindy Allen**

 

Ballot Measures

  • Proposition 16 - Support***

  • Proposition 17 - Support***

  • Proposition 22 - Oppose***

  • Proposition 24 - Oppose (CADEM neutral)

  • Proposition 25 - Support*

  • Burbank Measure Rent Control - Support

*Endorsed by the California Democratic Party (CADEM)

**Endorsed by LA County Democratic Party (LACDP)

***Endorsed by both CADEM and LACDP

Names in blue text are the PALAD endorsed candidates and ballot measures. 

Note: In races where there is no CADEM or LACDP endorsed candidate yet, the current incumbent is noted.

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