Culver City Council member Meghan Sahli-Wells has made her unqualified endorsement of Sydney Kamlager to lead the 54th Assembly District.
It’s been a contest with as many twists as a good mystery. Sahli-Wells initially endorsed Steve Dunwoody, who threw his proverbial hat in the ring to challenge incumbent Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. Shortly thereafter, Thomas resigned due to health reasons, and LA Community College District President Sydney Kamlager declared her candidacy for the seat. Dunwoody,, meanwhile, failed to gather enough support to qualify for the ballot.
From Sahli-Wells, ” President of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees, and District Director for Senator Holly Mitchell, Sydney has a strong record of fighting for youth, the environment, social justice, education, job opportunities, and the arts. These are key issues for Culver City, the 54th Assembly District, and for me personally. Given her track record, it’s no surprise that she’s earned the support of some of the smartest, strongest women in California elected leadership today:”
Also endorsing Kamlager for the office are U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, U.S. Congress member Karen Bass, CA State Senate President pro-Tempore-designee Toni Atkins, CA State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, CA State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, CA State Assembly member Laura Friedman and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
The election will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, a week before the Culver City City Council election. This is a special election just to fill the 54th Assembly seat.