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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de Santa MonicaCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Kevin McKeown

Education Consultant/Councilmember
18,836 votos (19.18%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Protecting renters and creating truly affordable housing
  • Fighting overdevelopment and gentrification
  • Shaping a sustainable city with multi-modal mobility, water self-sufficiency, and 100% renewably-sourced power



Profesión:Recently retired educational tech consultant
City Councilmember, City of Santa Monica — Cargo elegido (1998–current)
Governing Board member, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, State of California — Cargo designado (2015–current)
Board of Directors member for City of Santa Monica, Clean Power Alliance of Southern California — Cargo designado (2017–current)
Delegate for City of Santa Monica, Westside Cities Council of Governments — Cargo designado (2002–current)
Board of Governors member for Santa Monica, State of California Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission — Cargo designado (2015–current)
Educational technology consultant, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District public schools (1995–2018)


I’ve lived in Santa Monica most of my life, but was born just outside New York City.  When I was thirteen, my family moved to New Haven.  Graduating from a public high school at 16, I won a full scholarship to Yale, where I was music director of the campus radio station in the late 60s.

I helped to start the top-rated FM rock station in Connecticut, and broadcasting became my first, very fulfilling, career.

In 1973 I drove cross-country to California, and by 1977 was general manager of KROQ.  Later I became creative director of an L.A. ad agency, did numerous voice-overs, and owned a small commercial radio recording studio on Santa Monica's Main Street.

In the 80s, with an early Apple II computer, I became publisher of an international online newsletter and a local activist on Santa Monica’sPublic Electronic Network.  As chair of the PEN Users' Group, I was increasingly involved in homelessness issues, and fought a proposed hotel on the beach at 415 PCH (now, 25 years later, it’s our stunning public beach house!).

I served on SMMUSD's technology advisory committee, the City’s Telecomm Working Group, the steering committee of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights, and as chair of the Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition, before being elected to City Council in 1998. Volunteering my computer skills to Santa Monica public schools led to a 25-year career as Macintosh consultant to our public schools, from which I've just retired.

Now in my fifth term on the City Council, including time as your Mayor, I focus on affordable housing and environmental sustainability. I was Council liaison to the Planning, Housing, Landmarks, and Arts Commissions, and to our Task Force on the Environment.  I’m Santa Monica’s voting delegate to the Westside Cities Council of Governments, vice-chair of the California Democratic Party’s Irish-American Caucus, sit on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, and am on the Board of Directors of the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California  but my greatest pleasure remains resolutely local, improving the quality of life of all residents here in Santa Monica.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

Organizaciónes (11)

  • Santa Monica Forward
  • Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees
  • Santa Monica Firefighters Local 1109
  • Santa Monica Police Officers' Association
  • The Sierra Club
  • Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • Southern California Americans for Democratic Action
  • Feel the Bern Democratic Club of Los Angeles County
  • Community for Excellent Public Schools
  • Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains

Funcionarios electos (4)

  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer

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