After the March 30, 2021 Candidate Forum, the Culver City Democratic Club voted to endorse Isaac Bryan for the special election to fill the seat for the 54th Assembly District. Bryan won the endorsement on the first ballot, which required 60% of the vote to pass. Bryan was just over the bar with 62% of the vote.
Bryan is the founding director of the UCLA Black Policy Project, a multi-issue policy initiative that has informed legislation at all levels of government. He’s organized for environmental justice, racial equity, housing justice, and the reimagining of our criminal legal system. He has advised local and state elected officials, including Senator Sydney Kamlager and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on issues ranging from youth development to innovative strategies aimed at reducing the number of people falling into homelessness.
Last year, he co-chaired the Measure J campaign, which fought to allocate nearly a billion dollars of the County’s annual budget to address racial injustice.
The election, which will take place on May 18, 2021, will close the last gap left by the general election in November of 2020. When Senator Holly Mitchell won her seat on the LA County Board of Supervisors, her seat went to a special election that was filled by then Assembly member Sydney Kamlager.
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Full disclosure:As the publisher and editor of Culver City Crossroads, I moderated the event. As I am not a member of the club, I did not cast a vote.