"Armen Melkonians has proven his commitment to the city of Santa Monica through years of pro-resident activism. As his work has continued, it has become more evident that his efforts are
needed on the Santa Monica City Council.
Armen is committed to prioritizing the needs of the people of Santa Monica, and will work tirelessly to promote public safety and usable spaces for all."
Dom Bei, Santa Monica Firefighters Local 1109
Friends of Sunset Park, Board of Directors
Santa Monica Northeast Neighbors, Board of Directors
Former California Democratic State Majority Leader and
Chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus
Senator Polanco has fought tirelessly on behalf of underserved communities throughout the State of California. He has spent a lifetime advocating for low income communities and authored significant legislation creating policy in the areas of: Congregate Living Facilities for HIV Populations, Accessibility Emergency Services Information for the Hearing Impaired, Small Business Innovation Research Program, Water Desalination Facilities, California Business Preference Bond Act, California Aerospace and Advanced Transportation Supplier Program, Farm worker Housing Attorney Fees Act, Community Colleges Economic Development Program, Community College –California /Mexican International Trade Centers, Cesar Chavez Community Service Holiday, and The California Voting Rights Act.
Senator richard polanco (ret)
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Kate Bransfield, Board Member Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition
Lori Brown, City of Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commissioner
Nancy Coleman, Chair of The North of Montana Neighborhood Association
Tricia Crane, Chair of Northeast Neighbors Association
Ellen Hannan, Treasurer, Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
Andy Hoyer, Board Member Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
Jay Johnson, Former Santa Monica Rent Control Board Commissioner, Former Santa Monica Democratic Club President, Former Santa Monica Planning Commissioner
Zina Josephs, President, Friends of Sunset Park
Maryanne LaGuardia, Chair of the City of Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission
Jeanne Laurie, Secretary, Friends of Sunset Park.
Maria Loya, Communications Officer, Pico Neighborhood Association
Chris McLeod, Chair, Pico Neighborhood Association
John C. Smith, City of Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commissioner / Board Member Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition
Elizabeth Van Denburgh, Chair of Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition, & Chair of the City of Santa Monica Audit Subcommittee
Marc L. Verville, City of Santa Monica Audit Subcommittee Vice Chair
David Yuguchi, Vice Chair of Northeast Neighbors Association
Armen also endorses the following Santa Monica-Mallibu Unified School Board candidates, also known as the "Change Slate for 2022."
Democratic State Senator Josh Newman
Josh Newman is a United States Army veteran, community activist, non-profit founder, and State Senator for the 29th Senate district of California. A graduate of Yale, Senator Newman has been motivated by public service his whole life.
As the 29th district representative to the State Senate, Senator Newman has successfully guided more than 20 pieces of legislation that supported veteran services and mental health resources, improved local schools, helped businesses create jobs, and protected open space.
As a public servant, Senator Newman prides himself on being active, accessible, and accountable, unafraid to put constituents over politics and working families ahead of special interests.
Senator Josh Newman