Endorsements

LOCAL LEADERS AGREE: CAROLINE IS THE RIGHT LEADER AT THE RIGHT TIME.

With skyrocketing housing costs and lack of economic opportunity for our youth, local leaders know they can depend on Caroline Torosis' experience leading economic development initiatives to ensure Santa Monica leads our region in innovative and sustainable recovery efforts.

WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

“Caroline Torosis has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leader who can be counted on to solve problems and get things done. Caroline is one of Santa Monica's leading voices on housing and tenant protections and has helped thousands of families remain in their homes, all while serving the County of Los Angeles by crafting policies to empower our workers and spur economic recovery. She believes passionately in public service and helping others, and is committed to ensuring a vibrant and inclusive community for all. Caroline's local government expertise and ability to bring resources to our City will add an important talent for collaborative advocacy to the Santa Monica City Council.”


LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEMBER, TONY VAZQUEZ

“Caroline Torosis is no stranger to tough problems. She is unafraid to tackle challenges in a very thoughtful way and she makes sure that the voices of the residents are always heard. From raising our minimum wage to protecting families facing foreclosure, I have admired her ability to drive compromise. I have greatly enjoyed working with her to improve our great City of Santa Monica. We need her kind of energy and experience representing us in City Hall. I look forward to voting for her, and to working with her as our next City Councilmember.”


Board of Equalization Member, Tony Vazquez
California State Representative, Richard Bloom

“Caroline Torosis is the best choice for Santa Monica City Council. Her background as a leader in local government delivering innovative solutions to protect our workers while ensuring our tenants are able to stay in their housing means she will be ready to lead on day one. Caroline has a deep understanding of the challenges Santa Monica faces, like addressing homelessness and seeking opportunities for an equitable economic recovery. I enthusiastically endorse Caroline Torosis for City Council.”


California State Representative, Richard Bloom
LA CITY COUNCILMEMBER AND FORMER SENATE PRO TEM KEVIN DE LEÓN

“For years, Caroline has been a trusted resource for me on workforce development policy at the state and local level. She has the best interests of families and working people at heart, and has the vision and experience to solve Santa Monica's most pressing issues.”


LA City Councilmember and former Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León
SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCILMEMBER GLEAM DAVIS

“As a local Rent Control Board Commissioner and workforce development expert, Caroline Torosis has an on-the-ground understanding of how to make local government accountable and transparent to the people it serves. She knows how to leverage taxpayer dollars to build affordable housing, deliver critical relief to our businesses, and get our community back to work in quality jobs. On City Council, Caroline will work to make sure our city's budget reflects our values, and that mental health supports, economic recovery, and education are funded and protected. Please join me in supporting Caroline for Santa Monica City Council.”


Santa Monica City Councilmember Gleam Davis

CHECK OUT WHO IS ENDORSING CAROLINE

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
  • Abundant Housing Los Angeles
  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36
  • Community for Excellent Public Schools
  • Heart of LA Democratic Club
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12
  • International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36
  • Laborers Local 300 – LiUNA!
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Monica Firefighters Union, IAFF Local 1109
  • Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights
  • Santa Monica Forward
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Stonewall Young Democrats
  • Unite HERE Local 11
ELECTED LEADERS
  • Ted Lieu - U.S. Representative, 33rd Congressional District
  • Holly J. Mitchell - Chair, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
  • Sheila Kuehl - Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Richard Bloom – Assemblymember, State of California 50th District
  • Sue Himmelrich - Mayor, City of Santa Monica
  • Tony Vazquez - Member, California Board of Equalization
  • Kristin McCowan - Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Monica
  • Gleam Davis - Councilmember, City of Santa Monica
  • Kevin de León – Councilmember, City of Los Angeles, former California Senate Pro Tempore
  • Dr. Sion Roy - Trustee, Santa Monica Community College District
  • Dr. Margaret Quinones-Perez - Trustee, Santa Monica Community College District
  • Dr. Nancy Greenstein - Trustee, Santa Monica Community College District
  • Barry Snell - Trustee, Santa Monica Community College District
  • Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein - Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Board of Education
  • Jon Kean - Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Board of Education
  • Jennifer Smith - Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Board of Education
  • Keith Coleman - Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Board of Education
  • Laurie Lieberman - Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
  • Steve Duron - Chair, Santa Monica Rent Control Board
  • Anastasia Foster - Vice-Chair, Santa Monica Rent Control Board
  • Kurt Gonska - Commissioner, Santa Monica Rent Control Board
  • Naomi Sultan - Commissioner, Santa Monica Rent Control Board
  • Sephi Shyne - Councilmember, City of West Hollywood
  • Alex Fisch - Councilmember, Culver City
COMMUNITY LEADERS
  • Ted Winterer - Former Mayor, City of Santa Monica
  • Mike Feinstein – Former Mayor, City of Santa Monica
  • Rick Chavez Zbur - Democratic Candidate for Assembly District 51 and former Executive Director, Equality California*
  • Denny Zane - Co-Chair, Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights and former Mayor, City of Santa Monica
  • Torie Osborne - Community Leader and Activist
  • Jon Katz - Santa Monica Democratic Club President*
  • Judy Abdo- Former Mayor, City of Santa Monica; Steering Committee, Committee for Excellent Public Schools; Commission Vice-Chair, First 5 LA
  • Patricia Hoffman, Executive Committee, Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights
  • Shawn Landres - Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Monica
  • Leslie Lambert - Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Monica
  • Abby Arnold - Co-Chair, Santa Monica Forward
  • Jennifer Kennedy - Steering Committee Member, Santa Monicans for Renters Rights
  • Sonya Sultan - Steering Committee Member, Santa Monicans for Renters Rights
  • Adine Forman - Executive Director, Hospitality Training Academy
  • Derek Devermont - Delegate, Democratic National Committee
  • Melissa Goodman - Steering Committee Member, Committee for Excellent Public Schools, Vice President on the Commission on the Status of Women, and Vice President of Programs for the Santa Monica Democratic Club
  • Susie Shannon – Elected Delegate, Democratic National Committee
  • Kristen Torres Pawling - Committee Member, Culver City General Plan Advisory Committee
  • Dan Hall - Board Member, Santa Monica Pier Corporation
  • Shari Davis – Steering Committee, Committee for Excellent Public School
  • Cecile Bendavid – Chair, California Democratic Party Business and Professions Caucus
  • Larry Gross – Executive Director, Coalition for Economic Survival
  • Katy Yaroslavsky – Democratic candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 5, Climate Attorne
  • Jarrett Barrios – Senior Vice President for Strategy & Programs at California Community Foundation, Former Massachusetts State Representative
  • Michael Tarbet – Steering Committee Member, Santa Monica for Renters Rights
  • Danny Ivanov – Political Vice President, Santa Monica Democratic Club
  • Rudy Espinoza – Executive Director, Inclusive Action for the City
  • Jerry Rubin – Peace Activist
*Affiliations for individuals are used for identification purposes only and do not imply any endorsement from institutional organizations.