Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, a candidate to replace Holly Mitchell in the 54th Assembly District, has announced a new round of endorsements from politicians, labor unions, special interests groups and churches.
On the political front Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin,
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Assembly members Lorena Gonzales and Al Muratsuchi and the California Democratic Party have issued endorsements.
On the labor front he has been endorsed by Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112, California Nurses Association, CDF Firefighters, and the powerful public employees union SEIU California. SEIU California represents 700,000 workers and comprises the United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW), United Healthcare Workers (UHW), SEIU Local 121RN, SEIU Local 1000, SEIU Local 721 and SEIU Local 99.
From the special interest arena Equality California and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project of Los Angeles have endorsed him.
Ridley-Thomas served as a policy director to former state Sen. Curren Price and political director for our state's nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus.
Ridley-Thomas will be running against former Culver City Mayor Christopher Armenta and Real Estate Broker John Jake in the special election scheduled to be held on December 3.
Sebastian is the son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas,
Armenta is the only candidate who resides in Culver City.