westchester playa democratic club summer celebration 2018

Thanks to all that came out to support our Annual Summer Celebration on July 21st!

This sold-out event (with over 120 attendees) brought together Club members, friends, elected officials, and candidates for a lovely evening.

We were honored to have many elected officials join us including: State Senator Ben Allen, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Assemblymember Autumn Burke, LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez, and CA State Senator Kevin de Leon (and candidate for U.S. Senate) join us.

We were also pleased to have candidate for California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, along with several of candidates for LA County Superior Court, including: Patti Hunter, Javier Perez, Veronica Saucedo, Alfred Coletta and Tony Cho participate in our celebration. 

Our guest of honor, Congresswoman Waters, provided inspiring remarks encouraging us to rise-up, reclaim our country, and fight for our democracy.
Our evening included a lovely tribute to past President Bill Roberts, a commemoration of service to Club founder and past President Sheila Michelson, and a wonderful silent auction that helped raise funds for our efforts to Take Back the House in 2018, with a focus on California House seats.
This event would not have been possible without the tremendous support of generous individuals. We extend our sincere appreciation to those that provided in-kind donations for this event, including for our successful silent auction. We also extend our tremendous thanks to our hard-working Summer Planning Committee, as well as our generous co-sponsors:

  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • Assemblymember Autumn Burke
  • LA City Attorney Mike Feuer
  • Rev. Peter Rood, Holy Nativity Church
  • Eleni Kounalakis, Candidate for CA Lt. Governor
  • Michael Millman (Club Member)
  • Greg Dina (Club Member)
  • Dorothy Reik (President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains)

Summer Celebration Snapshots