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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of Santa MonicaCandidate for Rent Control Board

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Anastasia Foster

Appointed Incumbent
13,825 votes (30.29%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Tenants' rights disclosure information to be provided to all tenants
  • Re-evaluation of property taxes that are eligible for passthrough to tenants
  • Protect existing tenancies in rent controlled units



Broadcaster, NBC-Universal (2009–current)
Commissioner, Santa Monica Rent Control Board — Appointed position (2016–current)


University of Missouri-St. Louis B.S. Secondary Education, History with the sciences as an area of major concentration (1996)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Meals on Wheels West (2011–current)
Volunteer, Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens - current events guest speaker (2016–current)
Volunteer reader, Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired (2007–current)
Volunteer, Veterans' Administration - West Los Angeles campus (2016–current)
Member, Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights Housing Committee (2015–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Santa Monica Democratic Club
  • Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights
  • Ben Allen - State Senator 26th District

Organizations (2)

  • Unite Here 11
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (9)

  • Louise Jaffe - Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Chair
  • Steve Duron - Rent Control Board Vice Chair
  • Nicole Phillis - Rent Control Board Chair & Commission on the Status of Women Chair
  • Tony Vazquez - Mayor of Santa Monica
  • Ted Winterer - City Councilmember & Mayor Pro Tem
  • Kevin McKeown - City Councilmember & former Mayor of Santa Monica
  • Sue Himmelrich - Councilmember
  • Dr. Nancy Greenstein - Santa Monica College Board of Trustees
  • Todd Flora - Rent Control Board Commissioner

Individuals (11)

  • Alexandra Lavinsky - Founder at Lavinksky Law
  • Sarah Spitz - Slow Food Preservers Los Angeles
  • Shawn Landres - Chair, Santa Monica Social Services Commission
  • Susie Shannon - Democratic National Committee Member; California Democratic Party, Region 12 Director; Executive Directo
  • Caroline Torosis - LA County Attorney and Policy Advisor
  • Maryanne LaGuardia - Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commissioner
  • Marcia Zimmer - Former Rent Control Board Hearings Department Manager
  • Denny Zane - Co-Founder & Co-Chair Santa Monicans for Renters' Right (SMRR), Former Santa Monica Mayor
  • Michael Tarbet - SMRR Co-founder and founder of SMRR Tenant Hotline
  • Patricia Hoffman - Co-Chair Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights (SMRR)
  • Jennifer Kennedy - Planning Commissioner & former Rent Control Board Chair

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