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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Additional Endorsements for Bob Blumenfield

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 40

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(As of 05/05/08)


  • Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, U.S. House of Reps.
  • Howard L. Berman, Member of Congress
  • Barney Frank, Member of Congress
  • Doris Matsui, Member of Congress
  • Linda Sanchez, Member of Congress
  • Henry A. Waxman, Member of Congress
  • Jerry Brown, CA Attorney General
  • Bill Lockyer, CA State Treasurer
  • John Chiang, CA State Controller
  • Fabian Núñez, Speaker, CA State Assembly
  • Gloria Romero, Majority Leader, CA State Senate
  • Alex Padilla, CA State Senator
  • Lloyd Levine, CA State Assemblymember
  • Felipe Fuentes, CA State Assemblymember
  • Mike Davis, CA State Assemblymember
  • Curren Price, CA State Assembly
  • Zev Yaroslavsky, LA County Supervisor
  • Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Richard Alarcón, LA City Councilmember
  • Tony Cardenas, LA City Councilmember
  • Wendy Greuel, LA City Councilmember
  • Jack Weiss, LA City Councilmember
  • Tamar Galatzan, LAUSD Board Member
  • Nury Martinez, Mayor Pro Tempore, City of San Fernando
  • Frank Quintero, Glendale Councilmember
  • Lillian Kawasaki, Elected Member, Water Replenishment District of Southern California
  • Anthony Beilenson, Former Member of Congress
  • Mel Levine, Former Member of Congress
  • John Burton, Former President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate
  • Hersh Rosenthal, Former CA State Senator
  • Kevin Murray, Former CA State Senator
  • Cindy Montañez, Former CA State Assemblymember
  • Barbara Friedman, Former CA State Assemblymember
  • Wally Knox, Former CA State Assemblymember
  • Cindy Miscikowski, Former LA Councilmember
  • Rick Tuttle, Former LA City Controller
  • Beth Garfield, Former Los Angeles Community College Trustee


  • AFT Faculty Guild, Local 1521
  • American Democrats for Action
  • California Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California School Employees Association
  • California Faculty Association
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Teachers Association
  • Democratic Women of the San Fernando Valley
  • Faculty Association of California Communty Colleges
  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 12
  • Laborers AFL-CIO (LIUNA), Local #300
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Painters & Allied Trades District Council #36
  • Professional Peace Officers Association
  • The Service Employees International Union, SEIU
  • Southern California Pipe Trades, DC #16
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • The Sierra Club
  • UA Plumbers Local Unions 78 &, 761
  • United Auto Workers Local 179
  • United Farm Workers
  • United Teachers of Los Angeles


  • David Allgood, Coalition for Clean Air, Former Board Chair
  • Helen P. Arriola, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Northeast Valley Health Corporation
  • Elizabeth Badger, Founder/CEO Minority Outreach Committee
  • Eric Bauman, Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Ed Begley Jr., Actor / Environmental Activist
  • Michael Bennett, Treasurer, Action Democrats of the San Fernando Valley
  • Moreen Blum, Former Chair, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • James Boris, Former President, Sherman Oaks Democratic Club
  • Marilyn Burns, Educator and Creator of Math Solutions
  • Joe Caves, Environmental Activist
  • Elizabeth Cheadle, Dean of Students, UCLA Law School
  • Norman Chramoff, Past Political VP, Stonewall Democratic Club/Exec Com DPSFV
  • Joe Cislowski, Member, Democratic State Central Committee
  • Adam Clampitt, Frm Pub Affairs Ofc, U.S. Navy
  • Susan Clampitt, Former Director, Women's Appointments in the Clinton Administration
  • Richard Close, President of Sherman Oaks Home Owners Association
  • Laurie Collins, Fmr Pres., Glendale Dem Club
  • Kat Connolly, Political activist and consultant
  • Faith and Jonathan Cookler, ADL Executive Committee Board Members
  • Jerome Daniel, Board Member/Past Chair, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority
  • Joseph T. Edmiston, Executive Director, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  • Judge Bruce J. Einhorn (ret.), Adjunct Professor of Law, Lifetime National Commissioner ADL
  • Francis Espinoza, Executive Director, Housing Rights Center Los Angeles
  • Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President, Drama Development, FOX Studios
  • Patrick Ewald, CEO, Renegade Films
  • Sharon Ford, Executive Committee Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • Fred Flores, Commissioner, L.A. County Veterans Advisory
  • Alica Gallagher, Founding Member of Valley Grassroots for Democracy
  • John Glass, Founding Member, Health Care for All San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, Executive Director, Jewish World Watch
  • Bram Goldsmith, Chairman and Director, City National Bank
  • Lindy Graham, Special Assistant to Senate President pro Tem Don Perata
  • Ilene Haber, 1st Vice Chair, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • Janet R. Halbert, Community Activist
  • Matt Heller, Commissioner, City of Calabasas
  • Lyn Shaw Hilfenhaus, Chair, California Democratic Party Women's Caucus
  • Larry E. Smith, Executive Director North East Trees
  • Michael Hirschfeld, Frm Executive Director, LA Jewish Community Relations Committee
  • Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of United Farm Workers and UC Regent
  • Miriam Jaffe, Activist and Former Staff member to many local politicians
  • Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Kol Tikvah of Woodland Hills; Founder, Progressive Faith Foundation
  • Rosemary Jenkins, California State Central Committee Delegate
  • Eric Kaplan, Retired Valley Teacher
  • Andrew Lachman, Executive Committee, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV)
  • Bill Lambert, Director of Government Affairs (Ret.), United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA)
  • Floyd Lambert, President, Jewish Labor Committee
  • Stephanie V. Landregan, CA State Landscape Architect Technical Committee
  • Ellen Lavinthal, President of Animal Alliance
  • Aaron Levinson, Executive Director The Executives of the Los Angeles Jewish Home
  • Adi Liberman, Chair, Heal the Bay, Brd of Govs
  • Andi Liebenbaum, Former President, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
  • Erica Teasley Linnick, Fmr Western Regional Counsel, NAACP LDEF
  • Marc Litchman, Executive Director, California Trust for Public Schools
  • Etan Z. Lorant, Member, West Hills Neighborhood council
  • Jane Lowenthal, State Commissioner, Library of California Board; Co-founder of Chatsworth Neighborhood Council; Former President, Northridge Neighborhood Council; Democrats for Israel Boardmember
  • Carole Lutness, California Democratic Party Chair, 38th Assembly District
  • Michael Mahdesian, Member, LA Business Council/Fmr Clinton Admin Appointee
  • Gregory K. Martayan, Former LA City Commissioner
  • Julia Massimino, Frm Boardmember, National Lesbian and Gay Law Association
  • Craig R. Miller, Founder, Los Angeles AIDS Walk
  • Yolanda Fuentes Miranda, Frm 1st Vice Chair of Dem Women of the SFV.
  • Walt Mosher, Boardmember, Valley Economic Development Center
  • Rob Mulein, Executive Vice President, Kol Tikvah Synogogue
  • Adam Murray, Exec Dir, Inner City Law Center
  • Gordon Murley, President, Woodland Hills Homeowners Association
  • Joni Novosel, Program Director, Valley Care Community Consortium
  • Mel Nutter, Former Chair of the California State Coastal Commission
  • Michael Nye, Former Secretary-Treasurer, California Federation of Teachers
  • Israel Ortiz, Treasurer, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
  • Jonathan Parfrey, Frm Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Brad Parker, President, Valley Democrats United
  • Bart Reed, Executive Director, The Transit Coalition
  • Irv and Myra Reifman
  • Kurt Rice, DC, Board, Woodland Hills Kiwanis Club
  • Linda Rice, Founder, West Hills Neighborhood Association and Boardmember, Kiwanis Club of Warner Center and Board Member, Walnut Acres Neighborhood Association
  • Jeff Robinson, National Deputy Political Director, ACORN
  • Anthony Rendon, Adjunct Professor, CSUF
  • Heather Rothman, Boardmember, Dems for Israel
  • Joyce M. Rubin, Elected Member, Democratic County Central Committee
  • Joan Satt, Environmental Consultant
  • Michael Schrage, E-Business Director, Universal City Nissan
  • Don Schultz, Former President of Van Nuys Neighborhood Council and Homeowners Assoc.
  • Prudy Schultz, Van Nuys Homeowners Association
  • Jeffrey Seymour, Former UC Board Regent
  • Seth Shteir, Teacher, Children's Community School of Van Nuys
  • Erica Smith, Executive Director, Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy Education
  • Alex Soteras, Boardmember, United Chambers of Commerce
  • Caron Spector, Asst Director, LA Jewish Community Relations Committee
  • Moe Stavnezer, Treasurer, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
  • Ari Swiller, Founder, Renewable Resources Grp.
  • Martha Swiller, Former Executive Vice President, Planned Parenthood L.A
  • Tom Waldman, Chief of Staff, LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan
  • Lee Wallach, President, Coalition on the Environment & Jewish Life of So.Cal
  • Carmen Warschaw, Former Dem National Committeemember
  • Lenore Wax, ADL National Commissioner
  • Keith Weaver, Former VP, Neighborhood Commissioners Department of Neighborhood Empowerment; Encino-Tarzana Hospital Governing board; Valley Leadership Boardmember
  • Howard Welinsky, Chair, Democrats for Israel
  • Sanford Weiner, Co-Pres. Social Studies Sch Srv
  • Irving Weintraub, COO, William Morris Agency

All Titles and Affiliations are for identification purposes only and are not meant to imply organizational endorsements.


Don Schultz
As former Co-Chair of the Citizens Advisory Council for The Van Nuys Community Courts, I saw first hand how valuable it is to have Bob Blumenfield in your corner and working the system. The Van Nuys Community Courts, a highly successful program dealing with local law enforcement and the courts and based in the Van Nuys Civic Center has had to deal with inadequate funding to maintain the program almost from its inception. When Bob was briefed on the importance and success of this program he went to his boss Congressman Howard Berman and convinced him to help fund the program which the congressman did. As State Assemblyman, Bob can do even more for all of us locally.

Jonathan Parfrey, Director GREEN LA
When Bob Blumenfield arrives in Sacramento he will be the most knowledgeable elected official on the environment. Through his years at the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Bob learned first hand how to preserve open space in California. And, in working with Congressman Berman, Bob learned how to bring home federal dollars to build local environmental projects. Bob is so good on the environment that I am no longer surprised by his grasp of the issues. He speaks authoritatively on everything from renewable energy to public transportation. He knows about toxins and water quality, air pollution and public health. The California environment is going to benefit when Bob Blumenfield becomes an assemblyman.

Lorenzo Young, Vice President UAW Local 179
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Bob Blumenfield for the help that he gave our Local in Sylmar, CA. When he was working as a congressional aide for congressman Howard Berman. He helped save over 900 jobs over a period of 15 years. The program he helped us get is still going on today. Thanks again Bob and Good Luck.

Congressman Howard Berman
"Bob Blumenfield has the intellect, energy, experience and integrity to make an excellent legislator. Bob has been a key player in helping me advance my most important legislative priorities."

State Assemblymember Lloyd Levine
"Bob Blumenfield will be a strong addition to the Assembly. I am impressed by his intelligence and effectiveness."

David Allgood, former Board Chair, Coalition for Clean Air
"I have known each of the candidates running for the 40th Assembly District for years. I am convinced that only Bob Blumenfield brings the leadership and experience people need and deserve."

Congressman Barney Frank (MA)
"I am glad to have the chance to endorse Bob Blumenfield for the State Assembly. Up to now, our only success in getting protection against any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation was the result of his moral commitment and legislative skill. These qualities are exactly what we need to advance our fight for fairness in the California Legislature. Bob Blumenfield will be an effective leader in this effort from his very first day."

Subrata Ghosroy from GAO Report (Lead Analyst)
"Bob Blumenfield is a champion for greater accountability and transparency in government contracting. If not for his unprecedented efforts, tenacity and sustained commitment to uncovering the truth, the incredible story and facts revealed in the GAO report of 02-125 about allegations of fraud in the National Missle Defense System would never have seen the light of day."

Ilene Haber, Vice Chair,SFV Democratic Party (Vice-Chair)
"Bob Blumenfield is the best choise to succeed Assemblymember Lloyd Levine in representing the San Fernando Valley."

State Senator Alex Padilla
"Bob Blumenfield has the depth of experience we need in the State Assembly. I strongly endorse him."

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