Endorsements for Betsy Butler for November 6, 2012


A proven consumer and environmental leader, Betsy Butler has worked with the California League of Conservation Voters, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Consumer Attorneys of California to protect California’s families. Previously she served in the Clinton administration as a Special Assistant in the International Trade Administration in the Commerce Department. Butler is Past-President of the Westside National Women’s Political Caucus and is a Board member of Equality California.

Elected Officials

Governor Jerry Brown
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
California Attorney General Kamala Harris
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
Chair, CA Board of Equalization, Jerome Horton
CA Board of Equalization Member Betty T. Yee
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congresswoman Diane Watson
Congresswoman Karen Bass
Congressman Pete McCloskey (Ret.)
Legislative LGBT Caucus
Legislative Women’s Caucus (Democratic Caucus)
Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
Senator Ellen Corbett
Senator Kevin de Leon
Senator Joe Dunn (Ret.)
Senator Christine Kehoe
Senator Mark Leno
Senator Curren Price
Senator Joe Simitian
Assemblymember Luis Alejo
Assemblymember Michael Allen
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Assemblymember Toni Atkins
Assemblymember Marty Block
Assemblymember Bob Blumenfiel
Assemblymember Steve Bradford
Assemblymember Julia Brownley
Assemblymember Nora Campos
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson
Assemblymember Mike Eng
Assemblymember Mike Feuer
Assemblymember Warren Furatani
Assemblymember Mike Gatto
Assemblymember Richard Gordon
Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III
Assemblymember Jerry Hill
Assemblymember Jared Huffman
Assemblymember Fred Keeley (Ret.)
Assemblymember Wally Knox (Ret.)
Assemblymember Ricardo Lara
Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal
Assemblymember Fiona Ma
Assemblymember Holly Mitchell
Assemblymember Cindy Montanez (Ret.)
Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski
Assemblymember Mariko Yamada
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel
Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcon
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian
Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl
Los Angeles Community College District Board Member Georgia Mercer (Ret.)
Los Angeles Community College District President Miguel Santiago
Los Angeles Community College District Board Member Steve Veres
Los Angeles Community College District Board Member Scott Svonkin
Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte
Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Steve Zimmer
Beverly Hills Mayor, Dr. William Brien
Carson Mayor Jim Dear
El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero
El Segundo City Councilmember Dr. Don Brann
Hermosa Beach Mayor Howard Fishman
Hermosa Beach City Councilmember Jeff DuClos
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts
Lomita City Councilmember Margaret Estrada
Lomita Public Safety and Traffic Commissioner Rich E. Colbary
Long Beach City Councilmember Robert Garcia
Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte
Malibu Mayor Pro Tem Lou La Monte
Malibu City Councilmember Sharon Barovsky (Ret.)
Mailbu City Councilmember Pamela Conley Ulich
Malibu City Councilmember Joan House
Malibu City Councilmember Laura Rosenthal
Malibu City Councilmember John Sibert
Manhattan Beach City Councilmember Portia Cohen (Ret.)
Montebello Unified School Board Member David Vela
San Rafael Vice Mayor Damon Connolly
Santa Monica Rent Control Board Member Todd Flora
Santa Monica City Councilmember Bobby Shriver
Santa Monica City Councilmember Kevin McKeown
Santa Monica – Former Mayor, Denny Zane
Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District Board Member Oscar de la Torre
Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District Board Member Nimish Patel
Torrance City Councilmember Cliff Numark
Torrance City Councilmember Mark Wirth (Ret.)
West Hollywood Mayor Jeff Prang
West Hollywood City Councilmember John D’Amico
West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran

Public Safety

Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
Association of Criminalist – Department of Justice
Association of Conservationist Employees
Association of Deputy Commissioners
Association of Motor Carrier Operation Specialists
Association of Motor Vehicle Inspectors of California
Association of Special Agents – Department of Justice
California Association of Criminal Investigators
California Association of Food and Drug Investigators
California Association of Fraud Investigators
Calfornia Association of Highway Patrolmen
California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors
California Association of Special Investigators
California Association of Law Enforcement Employees
California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA)
California Highway Patrol – Public Safety Dispatchers Association
California Organization of Licensing Registration Examiners
California Professional Firefighters
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association
CDF California Firefighters
Fire Marshalls and Emergency Services Association
Hospital Police Officers Association of California
Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Associations
Los Angeles County Firefighters and Paramedics, Local 1014
Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association
Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
Resources Protection Peace Officers Association
State Employed Firefighter Association
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112


Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles
Beach Cities Democratic Club
Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS
California Democratic Party
California Federation of Business and Professional Women (CFBPW)
California League of Conservation Voters
California Teachers Association
United Teachers Los Angeles
California Association of REALTORS
Equality California
Forests Forever
Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League
Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County
Latino Democrats of San Fernando Valley
League of Humane Voters
The Malibu Times
Mexican American Bar Association PAC
National Association of Social Workers
National Women’s Political Caucus, CA
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project LA County Action Fund
Sierra Club California
Southern California Armenian Democrats
Women’s Political Committee

Labor Unions and Leaders

Amalgamated Transit Union California Conference Board
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277
California Association of Professional Employees
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
California-Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers
California School Employees Association, AFL-CIO
California State Council of Laborers
California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Local 2579
Consumer Federation of California
Int’l Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11
Int’l Longshore Warehouse Union Local 13
Int’l Longshore Warehouse Union Southern California District Council
Ironworkers Local 433
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council
The National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO
Operating Engineers Local 12
Operating Engineers Local 501
Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
Professional Engineers in California Government
Santa Monica College Faculty Association
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Teamsters Joint Council 42
State Building and Construction Trades Council
UA So CA Pipe Trades DC Local 16 UA Steamfitters Local 250
United Auto Workers (UAW)
United Nurses of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC)
United Farm Workers (UFW)
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324
United Food and Commerical Workers Local 770
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1442
Utility Workers Union of America Local 132
Raymond L. Cordova, South County Labor, AFL-CIO*
Michael A. Straeter, President, UFCWLocal 1442

Community and Business Leaders

Diane Abbitt
Bernadette Abbruzee
David Allgood, Political Director, California League of Conservation Voters
John Altschul
Martha Dina Argüello, Environmental Activist
Cindy Asner, Political Activist
Varo Asorian, California Democratic Party Vice Chair, Business and Professions Caucus*
Alan Bail, President, West LA Democratic Club*
Ed Begley Jr., former Chair of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy* and Environmental Media Association*
Dayna Bochco, California Coastal Commission*
Jeff Book,West Hollywood Municipal Employees
Beth Broderick, Actress & HIV/AIDS Activist
Ed Buck, Animal Welfare Advocate
Todd Campbell, Clean Energy*
Tim Carmichael, Former President and CEO, Coalition for Clean Air*
Drew Cartright
Norman Chramoff
David Codell, Civil Rights Attorney
Michael Colorge, LGBT Activist
Stephanie Culver, MD
Fran Diamond, LA Regional Water Quality Board*
Jeanne Dorbin, West Hollywood Advocate
Joel Epstein, Transit Advocate
Conner Everts, Executive Director, Southern California Watershed Alliance*
Luis Gallegos, Male At-Large, Stonewall Young Democrats*
Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
Madelyn Glickfeld
Jean T. Goodman, President, Malibu Democratic Club*
Marlene Grossman, co-founder, Pacoima Beautiful
Marshall Grossman
Joe Guardarrama
Chuck Henry
Barbara Hewitt, former West Hollywod Planning Commissioner and former West Hollywood Transportation Commissioner
Dolores Huerta
Alice “Sweet” Harris
Rabbi Steven Jacobs, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Kol Tikvah
Wendy James, President, Better World Group
Nick Karno, Los Angeles City Attorney/Environmental Prosecutor
Celes King IV
Coby King, second Vice Chair, VICA
Alissa Ko, Former President, California Young Democrats*
Geoff Kors, Former Executive Director, Equality California
Dr. Peter Kreysa,West Hollywood | Beverly Hills Democratic Club MembershipVice President*
Sue LaVaccare
Al Lay, President, LAX-Democratic Club*
Lyn Lear
Norman Lear
Lilly Ledbetter
Jeff LeTourneau
Mona Loo, Malibu Democratic Club*
Linda Lucks, City of Los Angeles, Board of Neighborhood Commissioners*
Mary Luevano, Global Green*
Dave Lumian, Director, Southern California Yachting Association*, and Chair, Los Angeles County Small Craft Harbor Commission*
Joe Lyou, Environmental Advocate
Felicia Marcus, Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council*
Fred Mariscal
Laura Maslon
Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza, Vice-President, Los Angeles Board of Public Works*
Wendy Mitchell, Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters
Stephanie Molen, National Women’s Political Caucus
H. David Nahai, Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters
Mary D. Nichols, Chair, CA Air Resources Board*
Sara Nichols, environmental and grassroots activitst
Andy Okun, Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters
Arun Ramakrishnan, Secretary, Stonewall Young Democrats*
Christine Roberts
Cara Robin, Immediate Past President, West LA Democratic Club*, and CDP Delegate
Alex Rooker, CDP Vice Chair
Wendy-Sue Rosen, President, Brentwood Residents Coalition*
Ari Ruiz, Executive Board Member, CDP, LGBT Caucus
Bamby Salcedo, Transgender Rights Advocate
Marc Saltzberg, Former President, West LA Democratic Club
Mitchell Schwartz, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
Jeff Seymour, Seymour Consulting Group
Marc Solomon, Freedom to Marry*
Gil Sommerfield, Malibu Democratic Club*
Paul Song, MD
Doug Spearman
Kathy Spillar, Executive Vice President, Feminist Majority*
Moe Stavnezer, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
Nancy Stephens, Union of Concerned Scientists*, environmental and grassroots activist
Terry Tamminen,Former Secretary California EPA
Darrell L. Tucci
Cathy Unger, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project*, Women’s Political Committee*
Sabrina D. Venskus, Venskus & Associates, environmental lawyer and activist
Diane Wallace, CDP Delegate
Howard Welinsky
Peg Yorkin, Chair and co-Founder, Feminist Majority Foundation*
Mike Young, Board Member, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
Laurence Zackson,Member, Democratic National Committee (CA)
Len Zahn, Malibu Democratic Club
Rick Zbur, Board Chair, California League of Conservation Voters
Daphna Ziman, Producer, Author and Philanthropist
Arthur Zoloth, Board Member, Malibu Democratic Club*
Helen Zoloth, Board Member, Malibu Democratic Club*


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