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Betsy Butler Plans Run for Assembly Seat

Marina del Rey resident and former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler will seek the 62nd Assembly District seat available in 2014.

Former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler has announced her candidacy for the 62nd Assembly District where Steven Bradford will be termed out in 2014.

Butler told friends and family that she will return to her home in Marina del Rey to run in the district, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday.

After redistricting of her 53rd Assembly District, Butler made a bid to represent the 50th Assembly District (Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Malibu and Beverly Hills). She lost to former Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom.

The 62nd Assembly District she seeks covers Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, El Segundo, Del Aire, Marina del Rey, West Athens, Westmont and other parts of Los Angeles.

"I am running for Assembly to focus on legislation that reflects my values. If elected, I will continue to fight for environmental and consumer protections, equality for all, and safe and healthy lives for our seniors and those who have served this country. I pledge my continued commitment to giving a voice to the unheard," Butler said on her website.

What do you think of Betsy Butler's political plans? Tell us in the comments!

Pamela Finck April 15, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Thank you Steve Martin of Santa Monica Patch for the enlightening article regarding Betsy Butler's troubling endorsement dated May 6, 2012. Here is an exerpt "when I read that Butler had been endorsed by the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, a group that has historically led efforts in Sacramento to undermine local rent control laws. Not only did the Apartment Association oppose the incorporation of the City of West Hollywood back in 1984, it later shepherded the passage of the Costa-Hawkins bill through the California legislature in 1995 that severely weakened local rent control ordinances. Costa-Hawkins has resulted in skyrocketing rents in West Hollywood and Santa Monica and has incentivized efforts to harass and evict long term tenants. It is hard to reconcile Butler’s claim to be a progressive standard bearer when she aligns herself with the folks who would love to eliminate rent control. Butler will clearly sacrifice the interest of thousands of working class tenants to further her personal political ambitions." Just another reason not to vote for Betsy Butler. She also ignored Malibu local concerns regarding Malibu Lagoon "restoration" controversy as did Richard Bloom. Neither of them will ever get my vote. I like Torie Osborn however and hope she does fun for office again.
Malibu Magoo April 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Running on social issues while SoCal is mortgaged to the hilt, infrastructure is crumbling, businesses are leaving, schools are failing and 'first-offenders' are pouring into our streets? Betsy should take a walk in some of her districts and find something other than feel-good issues to run her campaign on. Her brand of Yuppie agenda is outdated and got us into our current mess. She's living in the wrong decade.
TK April 16, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Good luck Betsy but watch the votes that need explainations. Geraldine Ferraro's bio had a lesson for future politicians. 'if you have to explain your vote, don't take that vote'. You've been great on our issues and we love you for that. But that is only effective if you win. Also just an aside, we love the environmental concerns, and health issues, ie.plastics but many in the community are equally concerned about the economy as well. It would be great to find that balance. Good luck.
mervin evans April 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
http://thecaseagainstgayeducation.info How Gov. Brown is Destroying Public Education ! Dear Betsy Remember, I called your office last year and told you to Stay put and take on Bradford, you have far better leadership skills! Mervin Evans
mimi April 18, 2013 at 04:21 PM
mervin - what's up with the link? Self promotion, I think.

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