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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Los Angeles County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Assembly District 51

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Jessica Wethington McLean

City Council Deputy
7,299 votes (4.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reproductive rights and equal human rights
  • Small business and revitalization of neighborhoods
  • Safe, livable neighborhoods and accessible government and Democratic Party representation

Experience

Experience

Profession:City Council Deputy
Exec. Director, Bringing Back Broadway; Director, Downtown Econ.Development, City of Los Angeles, Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar (2006–current)
Area 2 Rep; Vice-President; Co-Chair, Land Use & Planning Committee;, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2002–2007)
Commissioner, City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Review Commission — Appointed position (2006–2007)
Film Production - Producer, UPM, A.D., Story Analyst, Various & Freelance (1998–2006)

Education

American Film Institute MFA, Film (1997)
University of Cincinnati BFA, Electronic Media (1995)

Community Activities

Member, The Eagle Rock Association (2002–current)
Member, Northeast Los Angeles Democratic Club (2007–current)
Member, Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock (2010–current)
Board Member, National Women's Political Caucus, Los Angeles (2014–current)
Program Member (one of 19 women selected in Southern CA), Emerge California (recruits and trains Democratic women to run for political office) (2015–2015)

Biography

I would be honored to receive your vote as one of seven people elected to the  LA County Democratic Party County Central Committee for the 51st Assembly District on June 7, 2016I am endorsed by the National Women's Political Caucus - LA, and by numerous community and civic leaders who care about our party and our communities.  

I am a 15-year resident of Eagle Rock, where my husband and I are raising our 4-year-old and infant daughters. I was a founding board member of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, on which I served for five years, because I believe in grass-roots community involvement. 

I was one of 19 women in Southern California selected for the 2015 Emerge CA training program for Democratic women leaders and believe we need more women’s voices in government. I serve on the board of the National Women’s Political Caucus LA-Metro chapter. I am a member of the Northeast Democratic Club, Women in Transportation, the Women’s Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock, The Eagle Rock Association, the Los Angeles Conservancy, and the American Planning Association, L.A. Chapter.  

I’m a nine-year staffer to L.A. City Councilmember José Huizar. In this role, I am in charge of the Bringing Back Broadway revitalization initiative in Downtown L.A., a 10-year plan that includes numerous public policies to encourage economic development, the reactivation of long-vacant commercial buildings and historic theatres, increase pedestrian activity, advance historic preservation, and lead the effort to bring a streetcar system back to Los Angeles. 

I am an advocate for reproductive rights, equal human rights and marriage equality. I support small business and revitalization of neighborhoods. I believe in working towards safe, livable communities for all Angelenos, and accessible government, and Democratic Party representation.  I support Democratic values, and will work to advance them while representing my community within the party.  

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Northeast L.A. Democratic Club
  • National Women's Political Caucus - Los Angeles

Individuals (23)

  • Ladell Stapp, BLEND - Business and Law Enforcement N.E. Division; Kiwanis
  • David Greene, President, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
  • Elva Yanez, California State Park and Recreation Commissioner
  • Anne Wolf, Past President, Women’s Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock
  • Eric Warren, Eagle Rock historian and community advocate
  • Michael Tharp, Past President, TERA – The Eagle Rock Association; Colorado Blvd. Design Review Board; Eagle Rock Nei
  • Lani Stapp, President, Women’s Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock; BLEND - Business and Law Enforcement N.E. Division
  • Suzanne Smith, Boardmember, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
  • Rosa Rivas, Co-Chair, Garvanza Improvement Association
  • Anthony Portantino, former CA Assembly Member, 44th AD
  • Scott Piotrowski, Los Angeles Route 66 Author, Preservationist
  • Michael Nogueira, Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce; Boardmember and Past President, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
  • Maria Nazario, Past President, TERA -The Eagle Rock Association
  • Cheryl Leutjen, Eagle Rock Community Leader
  • Coby King, California Democratic Party Parliamentarian
  • Tina Gulotta-Miller, Co-Chair, Garvanza Improvement Association
  • Wendy Greuel, Former L.A. City Controller; former L.A City Councilmember
  • Bob Gotham, President, TERA -The Eagle Rock Association
  • Mary Garripoli, Former President, NE Democratic Club; Teacher
  • Mike Fong, L.A. Community College Board of Trustees
  • Theresa deVera, Ms. Wheelchair CA 2014; advocate for the disabled
  • Michael Blanchard, Former Boardmember, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
  • Linda Allen, Past President, Women’s Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock

Political Beliefs

 

Central Committee reps take part in important decisions including voting on endorsement recommendations and helping to promote the California Democratic Party’s platform and agenda. Committee members are not paid and provide their service as volunteers on behalf of their communities.  I am an advocate for reproductive rights, equal human rights and marriage equality. I support small business and revitalization of neighborhoods. I believe in working towards safe, livable communities for all Angelenos, and accessible government, and Democratic Party representation.  If elected to this volunteer position, I will work to advance Democratic values while representing my community within the party.  

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