Mayor Sam's Ballot Picks
We are not endorsing in any race that is unopposed or in which we have no opinion. We also have no position on the two ballot measures which relate to pensions.
We’re voting for Laura Chick. She’s a pitbull and has challenged the status quo. Laura was even hired by the US Army to advise local bureaucrats to avoid corruption in
Council, District 3
We’d love to vote for someone as interesting and different as Jeff Bornstein, but we don’t live in the district. The LA Weekly loved his politics but felt that since Dennis Zine was already the incumbent, he was up to speed and would be ahead of the game more than Bornstein. So if you want to know what we think, who cares, vote for either one.
Council, District 5
You’ve told us again and again that Jack Weiss is an idiot. However, he did vote against the sales tax increase. On the other hand, Ty Vahedi sounds like a thoughtful and articulate guy. Since Weiss is part of the establishment – and like Survivor we should eliminate at least one incumbent for good measure – vote for Ty.
Council, District 9
We don’t know anything about Peter Torres or Edward “Eddie” Reyes (not to be confused with 1st District Councilman Ed Reyes) but after years and years of Rita Walters, Jan Perry is a refreshing change. She’s smart, pro-business and has served her district well. Send her back to Spring Street.
Council, District 11
Flora Gil Krissloff has a lengthy NIMBY resume, and Angela Reddock is an impressive young woman, but our vote goes to Bill Rosendahl. He’s an experienced communicator with a good knowledge of the city and a business background. It would be good to have someone with his personality and experience on the Council.
Nancy Pearlman is the kind of LA pol we like to see lose an election. Gerald Wayne Pertulla is a teacher who is running for the spot, but we know little about him. Maria Grunwald-Agazaryan however is very young and very liberal, but we think she makes the best choice in this race. She has a long history of community activism and served on the Board of Trustees as its student trustee in the past, so she is no stranger to the district. She’s a parent and since she’s in the same general age range as many of the students, it might be a good move to have her on the Board.