With less than six weeks until the June 7 election, endorsements continue to roll in for the candidates and issues on this year’s ballot, with the most recent coming from the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club and the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Leadership PAC.
The West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club has endorsed Councilmembers Lester Friedman and Robert Wunderlich and Planning Commission Chair Andy Licht. For City Treasurer, the club endorses challenger Jake Manaster. Then, the club also encouraged voters to cast “yes” on Ballot Measure TL, which asks whether or not residents want term limits for elected positions in the city.
“The endorsement of my hometown Democratic Club is important to my campaign,” Licht told the Courier in a statement. “I am a lifelong Democrat who supports Democratic ideals and I did not change my position supporting the recall of District Attorney Gascon to earn this endorsement.”
After conducting one-on-one interviews with each candidate, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Leadership PAC endorsed the City Council campaigns of Friedman and Wunderlich. The PAC backed incumbent City Treasurer Howard Fisher for reelection.
“Lester Friedman and Robert Wunderlich have shown good judgment, character and dedication in their time on the City Council,” the PAC said in a statement. “Amongst other important achievements, both have shown dedication to key business issues, such as lowering parking requirements and fees, supporting an innovative and successful outdoor dining program, passing an ordinance permitting more rooftop dining and creating more flexibility for medical office uses.”
The PAC praised Fisher for his “extensive experience serving the community” and “steady oversight during the pandemic.”
Councilmember John Mirisch has said that he will neither seek nor accept endorsements or support from PACs or public employee unions.