Come June 6, 2012, when California voters go to the polls, only one West Hollywood resident will be on the ballot. My friend, Brad Torgan, is running for the California State Assembly to represent the 50th District, which goes from Hollywood to Malibu.
Brad has a record of public service — as Chief Counsel to the State Parks Department under Governor Schwarzenegger, and as a Planning, Transportation and Historical Preservation Commissioner in West Hollywood.
Brad was one of the first voices we featured featured during our Republicans Against 8 campaign, explaining how Proposition 8 would be bad for business—a position later adopted by the San Fernando Valley business group, VICA.
Brad has been a vocal voice for conservation and the environment, as a conservative cause. And Brad will stand up for West Hollywood's interests in California in a way that someone who has not made our city his home could.
Just this week, the Bay Area Reporter's Political Notebook featured Brad's campaign and the possibility that his presence in the race could lead to the ouster of an incumbent Assemblywoman. In this contested, four-way race, the top two vote-getters will vie against each other in November, regardless of party.
Yet campaigns do matter, and it's not an even playing field. If you're interested in having a West Hollywood voice in Sacramento, check out Brad Torgan and learn more about his ideas and how you can help.