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CEPS was pleased to see that the 4 elected City Councilmembers all had received "reliable school supporter" ratings from CEPS; in fact, the top 8 finishes were the 8 candidates we regarded as "reliable."


CEPS Candidates with Favorable Assessments in RED

Santa Monica City Council Candidates in Ballot Order Actively Supported City/Schools Funding Agreement * Signed CEPS Pledge CEPS Overall Assessment ** (Candidate Believed Reliable Supporter of Our Schools)
Kathryn Morea ------ Yes Yes
Jonathan Mann ------ Yes No
Maria Loya Yes Yes Yes
Patricia Hoffman Yes Yes Yes
Ken Genser Yes Yes Yes
Matt Dinolfo Yes Yes Yes
Michael Feinstein No Yes No
Herb Katz Yes Yes Yes
Bobby Shriver ------ Yes Yes
David Cole ------ Yes No
Linda Armstrong ------ Yes ------
Leticia Anderson ------ Yes ------
Richard Bloom Yes Yes Yes
Bill Bauer Yes Yes No

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* For incumbents reflects actions on Council itmes; for others, reflects public activity in community, testimony bedore Council, etc.
** Includes assessment of response to CEPS questionnaire, responses at interviews, previous community activity, including support or opposition to schools funding measures, as well as support for Council funding and the CEPS Pledge.


CEPS Endorses SMMUSD Board of Education Candidates:

  • Incumbent Maria Leon-Vazquez
  • Incumbent Dr. José Escarce
  • Longtime Education Activist Dr. Kathy Wisnicki

Read CEPS Statement regarding these endorsements


CEPS Also Voted to Endorse:

  • Santa Monica's Hotel Bed Tax, Measure N
  • Santa Monica College Bond, Measure S


Santa Monica City Council Candidate's Pledge
and Links to CEPS Questions


SMMUSD Board Candidates and their Statements