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Voters may think the presidential election is the only race on the ballot, Nov. 3, 2020. Actually, there are many political races up for grabs on Super Tuesday in Los Angeles County on Nov. 3.

Herewith are the important political races criss-crossing Los Angeles County, and the Compton Herald’s endorsements for each:

 

JOE BIDEN

 

KAREN BASS

 

MAXINE WATERS

 

NANETTE BARRAGAN

 

STEVE BRADFORD

 

REGINALD JONES-SAWYER

 

JOE BIDDEN

 

AUTUMN BURKE

 

FATIMA IQBAL-ZUBAIR

 

MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS

 

HERB WESSON

 

• General election for President of the United States of America

 

 President Donald Trump is being challenged by former Vice President Joe Biden

Endorsement: JOE BIDEN

 

 

 

• General election for U.S. House California District 37

Incumbent Karen Bass and Errol Webber are running in the general election for U.S. House      California District 37 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: KAREN BASS

 

 

• General election for U.S. House California District 43

Incumbent Maxine Waters and Joe Collins are running in the general election for U.S. House California District 43 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: MAXINE WATERS

 

 

• General election for U.S. House California California District 44

Incumbent Nanette Barragán and Analilia Joya are running in the general election for U.S. House California District 44 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: NANETTE  BARRAGAN

 

 

 

• General election for California State Senate District 35

Incumbent Steven Bradford and Anthony Perry are running in the general election for California State Senate District 35 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: STEVE BRADFORD

 

 

 

• General election for California State Assembly District 59

Incumbent Reginald Jones-Sawyer and Efren Martinez are running in the general election for California State Assembly District 59 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: REGINALD JONES-SAWYER

 

 

 

• General election for California State Assembly District 62

Incumbent Autumn Burke and Robert Steele are running in the general election for California State Assembly District 62 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: AUTUMN BURKE

 

 

 

• General election for California State Assembly District 64

Incumbent Mike Gipson and Fatima Iqbal-Zubair are running in the general election for California State Assembly District 64 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: FATIMA IQBAL-ZUBAIR

 

 

 

• General election for Los Angeles City Council District 10

 Mark Ridley-Thomas and Grace Yoo are running in the general election for Los Angeles City Council District 10 on Nov. 3, 2020.

 Endorsement: MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS

 

 

 

• General election for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 2

Holly Mitchell and Herb Wesson Jr. are running in the general election for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 2 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: HERB WESSON

 

 

• General election for Los Angeles County District Attorney

Incumbent Jackie Lacey and George Gascón are running in the general election for Los Angeles County District Attorney on Nov. 3, 2020.

No Endorsement

• COMMUNITY COLLEGE RACES in Los Angeles County

 Los Angeles Community College

The Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the country, spans more than 882 square miles and enrolls more than 230,000 students across nine colleges.

Seat 1 Trustee Andra Hoffman, Seat 3 Trustee David Vela, Seat 5 Trustee Scott Svonkin, and Seat 7 Trustee Mike Fong will all face a slate of challenges as they try to win re-election.

Hoffman’s opponents are homeless liaison Tori Bailey, education consultant R. Richard Cuevas, education advocate Karen Hernandez, student organizer Jessica M. McCarns, community advocate Antonio Paolo Sanchez, business manager Marjorie Shaw and school administrator Charné Tunson.

Vela’s challengers are community college professor Gerry Anderson, entrepreneur Michael Batie, community volunteer Sylvia Brooks Griffin, Martha Cabral, Sophia Cortez, data scientist Anthony Joseph Danna, nonprofit project director Chatura de Silva, Mason Greenberg, teacher Lydia Gutierrez, teacher Ruffin Eugene Patterson, writer Robert Payne and veterans advocate Samuel Paul Whitehead.

Svonkin will face principal Cynthia Gonzalez, Jessica Green, college professor Nichelle Henderson, academic dean Nichet James-Gray, Glenn Bailey, homeless services provider Michelle Manos, special education teacher Pat Sturges and college education advocate Sergio Vargas.

Fong’s opponents are professional athlete Corey Butler, Diamond Thomasina Deruso, community outreach director; Arturo Flores; community college professors Chris Han and Nancy Pearlman; city analyst Jamal Stewart; and legal advocate Raquel Watts.

Endorsement: ANDRA HOFFMAN, Seat 1 Trustee

Endorsement: DAVID VELA, Seat 3 Trustee

Endorsement: SCOTT SVONKIN, Seat 5 Trustee

Endorsement: MIKE FONG, Seat 7 Trustee

 

 

 

El Camino College

El Camino Community College District’s Board of Trustees will feature races to fill three of the five seats, including Areas 1, 3 and 4.

Incumbent President Kenneth Brown will face George A. Turner Jr., an attorney and UCLA  grad, for the Area 1 seat, which he has held since 2016.

William Beverly, who currently holds the Area 3 seat, will not seek election in November. Instead, community organizer Peter Elhamey Aziz, attorney Siannah Collado Boutte and small business owner Trisha Murakawa will vie for the seat.

Trustee Mary E. Combs, who holds the Area 4 seat, will also not seek reelection. Community college professor and El Camino alum Katherine Steinbroner Mauschler; David Kartsonis, another El Camino alum and co-owner of a Torrance family business; and Nicole Ryan, a teacher at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, will face off for the seat.

Endorsement: GEORGE A. TURNER, JR., AREA 1

Endorsement: PETER-ELHAMEY AZIZ, AREA 3

Endorsement: KATHERINE STEINBRONER MAUSCHLER, AREA 4

 

 

 

Long Beach City College

Three candidates are trying to succeed Doug Otto as the Area 4 representative on the Long Beach Community College District’s Board of Trustees.

The three candidates are Herlinda Chico, a field deputy for L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn; Rich Gaylord, former chair of Long Beach’s Civil Service Commission and the Planning Commission; and Pierce College professor Lee Loveridge. Area 4 includes Long Beach’s Third Council District, and portions of Districts 2, 4 and 7, as well as the cities of Signal Hill and Avalon, on Catalina Island.

Endorsement: DOUG OTTO, AREA 4

 

 

• Compton College

General election for Compton Community College District Trustee Area 2. Incumbent Barbara Calhoun and Adrian Denise Cleveland are running in the general election for Compton Community College District Trustee Area 2 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Endorsement: BARBARA CALHOUN

 

• General election for Water Replenishment District of Southern California District 5

General election for Water Replenishment District of Southern California District 5 on Nov. 3, 2020.

 Endorsement: LETICIA VASQUEZ WILSON

 

 

 

CITY BALLOT MEASURES

• Carson, Calif. Measure K Sales Tax

A “yes” vote supports authorizing an additional sales tax of 0.75 percent generating an estimated $12 million per year for city services including public safety, disaster preparedness, public health, emergency response, protection of water and environment, support of local businesses and street repair, thereby increasing the total sales tax rate in Carson from 9.5 percent to 10.25 percent.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing an additional sales tax of 0.75 percent generating an estimated $12 million per year for city services including public safety, disaster preparedness, public health, emergency response, protection of water and environment, support of local businesses and street repair, thereby leaving the existing total sales tax rate in Carson at 9.5 percent.

“NO” on Measure K

 

 

• Hawthorne, Calif., Measure CC, Marijuna Business Tax

A “yes” vote supports authorizing a 5 percent tax on marijuana businesses generating no revenue until marijuana businesses are permitted in Hawthorne.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing a 5 percent tax on marijuana businesses generating no revenue until marijuana businesses are permitted in Hawthorne.

“NO” on Measure CC

 

• Hawthorne, Calif., Measure LL, Mayor and City Council term limits

A “yes” vote supports establishing term limits as two consecutive terms for the position of mayor and two consecutive terms for members of the city council.

A “no” vote opposes establishing term limits as two consecutive terms for the position of mayor and two consecutive terms for members of the city council.

“YES” on Measure LL

 

• Hawthorne, Calif., Measure UU, Utility Tax

A “yes” vote supports authorizing a 2.5 percent tax on utility bills generating an estimated $3.2 million per year for municipal services including emergency response, public safety, homeless programs, senior programs, youth programs, disaster preparedness, and street maintenance.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing a 2.5 percent tax on utility bills generating an estimated $3.2 million per year for municipal services including emergency response, public safety, homeless programs, senior programs, youth programs, disaster preparedness, and street maintenance.

“NO” on Measure UU

 

 

• Inglewood, Calif., Inglewood Unified School District, Measure I Bond Issue

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the Inglewood Unified School District to issue up to $240 million in bonds with bond revenue going to fund upgrades to classrooms, technology, vocational education, facilities and equipment, repairs to roofs, plumbing, security, fire safety, drinking water, and removal of asbestos, lead paint and mold, and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $60 per $100,000 in assessed value.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing the Inglewood Unified School District to issue up to $240 million in bonds with bond revenue going to fund upgrades to classrooms, technology, vocational education, facilities and equipment, repairs to roofs, plumbing, security, fire safety, drinking water, and removal of asbestos, lead paint and mold and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $60 per $100,000 in assessed value.

“YES” on Measure I. Bond Issue

 

 

• Long Beach, Calif., Measure US. General Oil Production Tax Increase

A “yes” vote supports increasing the city's general-purpose oil production tax from $0.15 to up to $0.30 per barrel generating an estimated $1.6 million per year in addition to the city's special-purpose oil production tax of $0.33 per barrel with revenue dedicated to police and fire services

A “no” vote opposes increasing the city's general-purpose oil production tax from $0.15 to up to $0.30 per barrel, thereby leaving the city's existing $0.15 per barrel general purpose and $0.33 per barrel police and fire services oil production taxes in place.

“NO” on Measure US. General Oil Production Tax Increase

 

 

• Los Angeles County, Measure J Budget Allocation for Alternatives to Incarceration Charter Amendment

A “yes” vote supports: Amending the county’s charter to require that no less than 10 percent of the county’s general fund be appropriated to community programs and alternatives to incarceration, such as health services and pre-trial non-custody services; authorizing the Board of Supervisors to develop a process to allocate funds; and authorizing the Board of Supervisors to reduce the amount allocated with a vote of 4-1 during a declared fiscal emergency.

A “no” vote opposes amending the county charter to require that no less than 10 percent of the county's general fund be appropriated to community programs and alternatives to incarceration.

“YES”  on Measure J Budget Allocation for Alternatives to Incarceration Charter Amendment

 

 

• Los Angeles Unified School District, Calif., Measure RR, Bond Issue

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the district to issue up to $7 billion in bonds and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $21.74 per $100,000 in assessed value.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing the district to issue up to $7 billion in bonds and requiring an estimated property tax levy of $21.74 per $100,000 in assessed value.

“YES” on Measure RR, Bond Issue

 

 

• Lynwood, Calif., Measure LH, For-profit Hospital Tax

A “yes” vote supports authorizing a 3 percent tax on gross receipts for all for-profit hospitals to fund general services including public safety, infrastructure, and programs for parks, youth and seniors.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing a 3 percent tax on gross receipts for all for-profit hospitals to fund general services including public safety, infrastructure, and programs for parks, youth and seniors.

“YES” on Measure LH, For-profit Hospital Tax

 

 

• Santa Monica, California, Measure AB, Charter Amendment

A “yes” vote supports amending the city charter to remove rules for appointing candidates and promoting individuals to establish an equity-based hiring and promotional process for city positions.

A “no” vote opposes amending the city charter to remove rules for appointing candidates and promoting individuals to establish an equity-based hiring and promotional process for city positions.

“YES” on Measure AB, Charter Amendment

Metropolis News Service.

 
 
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