These Entities Funded Indie Campaign Supporting
|(Feb. 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m.) -- An independent expenditure PAC has surfaced supporting the re-election of 6th district Councilman (Vice Mayor) Dee Andrews and 8th district Councilman Al Austin. The "Ethical Leadership PAC, supporting Al Austin and Dee Andrews for City Council 2020" surffaced in August 2019 has received $14,500in funding to date from:
Andrews and Austin cast Sept. 19, 2017 against Council enactment of "Claudia's Law," a hotel-worker protective ordinance that would have assisted labor efforts to organize unrepresented LB hotel workers. The measure was opposed by LB hotel industry/hospitality interests, narrowly failed on a
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As separately reported by LRBEPORT.com, two independent campaigns funded by organized labor have surfaced supporting challengers to the two incumbents in the 6th and 8th districts.
In the 8th Council district, a "Committee on Behalf of Working Families To Support Tunua Thrash-Ntuk For Council," Sponsored By Labor Organizations," has been funded to date with $75,000 in two Jan. 27 contributions: $50,000 from "United Food and Commercial Workers Active Ballot Club (California)" based in Washington, D.C. and $25,000 from "Dignity California SEIU Local 2015 PAC (based in Sacramento.) Eighth district Council incumbent Al Austin, seeking a third term, faces challenges from Ms. Thrash-Ntuk as well as Reform Ticket candidate Juan Ovalle.
In the 6th district, an organized labor PAC has surfaced funded by $30,000 from the UniteHere! union and operated by the L.A. County Federation of Labor is conducting an independent campaign supporting the electino of challenger Suely Saro.
Vote by mail ballots began flying Feb. 3. If no candidate receives 50%+1 in the March 5, 2020 race, the top two finishers proceed to a November 2020 runoff.
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