L.A. County City Council and Mayoral Races



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ADA SoCal Endorses George Gasćon for Los Angeles District Attorney

Los Angeles City Attorney:
George Gascón was elected in part, as a repudiation on the failure of all the
tough-on-crime measures that had preceded him. And he’s doing an excellent
job. Crime rates aren’t any higher in LA County than in counties with Republican
DAs. Violent crime is down. Gascón isn’t just prosecuting criminals, he’s working
to make sure that innocent people aren’t victims of an overzealous justice
system. He’s not prosecuting children as adults. Working people accused of
crimes aren’t losing the jobs that feed their families because they can’t afford to
pay bail. The people trying to unseat Gascón are the same pro-police tough-on-
crime prosecutors that have failed to make us safer in the past.

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 Vote for George Gasćon for Los Angeles City Attorney on March 5th, 2024.

  • LA City Council:

We have a unique opportunity to move Los Angeles in a dramatically more progressive direction, particularly with Erin Darling, Hugo Soto-Martinez and Danielle Sandoval. Erin is running to maintain the tradition of progressive representation that we expect from the Westside, taking the mantle from Bill Rosendahl and departing councilmember Mike Bonin. Hugo is running against an incumbent councilmember who has been in the pocket of developers as long as he’s been in office. Danielle’s opponent is a former lobbyist for the Police Protective League and the for-profit Charter Schools, who is being funded by fossil fuel companies and the landlords’ association.

ADA SoCal Endorses Erin Darling for L.A. City Council District 11

Affordable housing and homeless services

As a renter, I understand the struggle. I will protect affordable housing units, create social housing, and the right to council to protect renters. I will provide services for the unhoused, permanent housing, and medical outreach to get them off the streets.

Beautiful neighborhoods and a healthy environment

We need to put climate first! I will invest in green space and parks in our neighborhoods. Plant 10,000 trees to cool District 10, and free efficient and safe public transportation.

Responsive city services and public safety

We need the city to work for us! I will increase the trash pick up, work directly with city departments to clean, repair, and patrol our neighborhoods.

Family support and Marginalized communities

We need to take responsibility in righting institutional wrongs by bringing equitable policy to marginalized communities. I will expand access to health services, ensure protection for our undocumented neighbors, and codify bodily autonomy.


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Vote for Aura Vasquez for L.A. City Council on March 5th, 2024.

ADA SoCal Endorses Jullian Burgos for
L.A. City Council District 2

Jillian Burgos is an essential healthcare worker, and a small business owner. She graduated from Emily’s List Ignite Change Fellowship and Los Angeles Democrats inaugural TAP Academy and now a 2023 New Leaders Council fellow. Jillian ran for office and was elected to the NoHo Neighborhood Council as the Arts Organization Representative. Shortly after she was appointed as Treasurer, Chair of the Outreach Committee and Housing and Services Committee. Since then she has created a Tenant Rights Workshop in partnership with The City of Los Angeles, Abundant Housing LA and SAJE, helped pass several Neighborhood Purpose Grants that fed many of NoHo’s Unhoused, and brought mental health services and mentorship to schoolchildren with PESA.

In November 2022, Jillian was recognized by NoHo Home Alliance for her service. She continues to passionately work with her community to help build relationships, find sustainable solutions to help people experiencing homelessness and bring housing issues to the forefront.

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Vote for Jullian Burgos for L.A. City Council on March 5th, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Marqueece Harris-Dawson for L.A. City Council District 8

City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson proudly represents the 8th District of Los Angeles and chairs the City’s Planning Land Use and Management Committee. He introduced policies that combat homelessness, create quality jobs, clean streets, and encourage community policing.

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Vote for Marqueece Harris-Dawson for City Council District. 8 on March 5th, 2024.

ADA SoCal Endorses Serena Oberstein for L.A. City Council District 12

Serena Oberstein was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Serena is a public servant, mom, and nonprofit leader, and has always believed that for the government to work for people, our leaders need to set an example of integrity. That is why Serena was honored to serve as the President and Vice President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission from 2014-2018. As our next City Councilmember, Serena will always lead with integrity and fight to keep our communities safe, address our homelessness emergency with a renewed sense of urgency, and persistently address our housing affordability crisis.

A second generation Angeleno, Serena attended public school in the San Fernando Valley through high school. Her parents were both LAUSD public school teachers, working for the district for 30 years after having met at CSUN while getting their teaching credentials. 

Currently, Serena serves as the Executive Director of Jewish World Watch, an anti-genocide and mass atrocities nonprofit. In her role, she passed federal, state and local policy by cultivating bipartisan coalitions and building alliances across faith and other communities around the world facing targeted persecution. 

Previously, Serena was the Chief Operating Officer for Vision to Learn, a national nonprofit that provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to students in need. She also served as a Policy Analyst and Neighborhood Liaison in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, developing tangible goals to measure broad policy initiatives. Her portfolio included education equity, redevelopment, and efficient allocation of resources. 

Serena and her husband live in Northridge with their young daughters and dog, Huck. 

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Vote for Serena Oberstein L.A. City Council District 12 on March 5th, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Ysabel Jurado for L.A. City Council District 14

Ysabel Jurado is a tenants rights attorney, affordable housing activist, single mom, daughter of undocumented Filipino immigrants, lifelong Angeleno, and candidate to become the next Councilmember for District 14. Born and raised in Highland Park, she attended Pasadena City College and put herself through college at UCLA, where she completed her bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she went on to UCLA School of Law, where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate with specializations in Critical Race Studies and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.

She did it all as a single teen mom while raising her daughter, Stella.

As a housing rights attorney and during her work at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Ysabel fought to stop tenant evictions and stood side by side with community organizations and small businesses that were at risk of losing their leases. Her practice has focused in particular on building pathways to home-ownership for communities of color, the preservation of open space, and reparative justice.

Ysabel is running for District 14 because she understands the immense powers the City Council holds in Los Angeles – and has watched local representatives betray her community time and again. Her platform focuses on expanding affordable housing, ending homelessness, supporting small businesses, tackling the climate crisis, and building a more just economy for all.

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Vote for Ysabel Jurado for City Council District 14 on March 5th, 2022.


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