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Community Coalition Endorses The Slate


March 24, 2016

Culver City Community Coalition has endorsed Daniel Lee, Meghan Sahli-Wells and Thomas Small in their bids for seats on the Culver City Council.

They are among the seven candidates vying for three City Council seats in a race that will culminate on Election Day, Tuesday, April 12.

“The three candidates we’re endorsing reflect the values that Community Coalition members hold dear,” Jim Province, Community Coalition’s spokesperson, said. “Daniel Lee, Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells and Thomas Small are compassionate and visionary individuals committed to progress. They believe as we do: when the most vulnerable among us are treated with respect and their needs taken into consideration, everyone prospers.”

Lee, the only renter among the candidates, is a filmmaker and social worker, an alumnus of USC and UCLA, and a veteran of the US Air Force and Air National Guard. He has volunteered for many years with Culver City students, and currently serves as co-chair of the Culver City Martin Luther King Celebration Committee.

Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells is the only incumbent in the race. On the City Council she has championed initiatives to improve the lives of children in the community, and has led efforts to address water conservation, active transportation, affordable housing, homeless services, and comprehensive oil drilling regulations. She is a UCLA graduate.

Thomas Small, a Culver City Cultural Affairs Commissioner, is an expert in architecture, sustainable design, conscientious development and historic preservation. He is an architectural writer and consultant, father of two Linwood E. Howe Elementary School students, and a Yale graduate.

The Sierra Club has joined the Community Coalition in endorsing Daniel Lee, Meghan Sahli-Wells and Thomas Small. “We are very pleased that the Sierra Club also supports these great candidates,” Jim Province said.

With the election less than a month away, the Community Coalition urges residents to get to know the candidates better. “In particular, check out their websites,” Province said. “There’s a wealth of information there.”

Readers can learn more about candidates on their websites:

• Daniel Lee at

• Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells at

• Thomas Small at

To learn more about the Culver City Community Coalition, visit


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