By Jon Munoz —
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) meeting was held on Tuesday, February 14. This was the first time Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, who represents LA’s 37th Congressional District, was part of the Black History Month presentation. She discussed the challenge of promoting serious legislation while dealing with hard right colleagues. The meeting then turned to endorsing candidates for the special election to replace Councilperson Nurys Martinez (LA City Council 6). There are six Democratic candidates on the ballot for the April 4 primary. Four of these candidates have sought LACDP endorsement and spoke at the meeting. Since none of these candidates received the 60% threshold, there will be no candidate endorsed by the LACDP for the primary. Lastly, Max Arias, head of SEIU 99, appealed for LACDP support in seeking to better the pay, staffing and working conditions of the 30,000 LAUSD members. A motion will be put forth to the LACDP for voting in the future.