The West Los Angeles Democratic Club elected its new officers February 4th, including longtime member Cara Robin, who was unanimously appointed as the club’s first female president.
“I’m gratified by the club’s support and endorsement of my candidacy,” said Robin, who is the fourth president elected since the club’s establishment in 2002.
“Our organization has great diversification and that diversity is an asset. I’m proud to serve at the grassroots level and I look forward to working with other Democrats in ensuring that the Obama Administration can deliver on the change we truly seek.”
Robin led a slate of candidates who were unopposed. Other officers elected were Alan Bail as vice president of political committees and Ingrid van Eckert as vice president for club operations.
In addition, Pat White-Lowe was elected treasurer, Julie Goodman secretary and Nadia Lawrence, Jesse Switzer and Marianne Tyler as members at-large.
The reorganization of the club’s officers was chaired by retiring president Kelley Willis, who served as an elector for President Barack Obama in California.
Several candidates in the March 3rd primary election, including incumbent City Councilman Bill Rosendahl in the 11th District and City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel for city controller, addressed the club at the event to seek its endorsement. Other candidates who gave presentations to the audience were Steve Zimmer and Mike Stryer, candidates for the District 4 seat of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees candidates also addressed the audience, including incumbent Angela Reddock in the second seat, Kelly Candaele in the fourth seat, and Greg Akili, Robert Nakahiro and incumbent Nancy Pearlman in the sixth seat race.
City Council candidate David “Ty” Vahedi, an attorney and former West LA Democratic Club member who is seeking Councilman Jack Weiss’s seat in the Fifth District, was another speaker at the meeting.