Santa Monica resident Kelly Hayes-Raitt has won the endorsement of the Ventura County Grassroots Club in her effort to win the Democratic nomination for the State Assembly 41st District seat being vacated by termed-out member Fran Pavley.

The 41st Assembly District includes Santa Monica and stretches to Port Hueneme in Ventura County.

Hayes-Raitt is vice chair of the City of Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women.