West Hollywood City Council Candidates to Debate in Virtual Forum


West Hollywood, CA — Four candidates for West Hollywood City Council will debate in a virtual forum hosted by the Stonewall Democratic Club this Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

Candidates John Erickson, Sepi Shyne, Noemi Torres, and incumbent John Heilman are running to fill two seats on the council, and will face-off for 90 minutes on Sunday to offer their visions for the City of West Hollywood ahead of the November 3rd general election. Stonewall Public and Media Relations Director Alex Mohajer will host and moderate.

Stonewall members will begin credentialing at 1:30 p.m. and at the conclusion of the debate, will vote for and announce the club's endorsement in real-time. The event is open to members of the public.

Members of the public may register to attend the event here.

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Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday, the LA Registrar-Recorder approved a petition calling for signatures to potentially recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón. The Stonewall Democratic Club endorsed Gascón in his bid to replace Jackie Lacey last November and Los Angeles Democrats agreed, voting overwhelmingly to bring change to LA's failing criminal justice system. We stand by this endorsement and strongly oppose these recall efforts.

"Gascón has made good on his promise to hold criminals accountable while moving Los Angeles forward towards a restorative justice model. The same bad-faith actors who support the bogus recall of Governor Gavin Newsom are now attempting to circumvent the will of the people and burn millions of taxpayer dollars to have their way," said Stonewall President Lester Aponte.

Stonewall will fight this recall and ensure that democracy prevails here in LA County.


Founded in 1975, the Stonewall Democratic Club is the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ and feminist political advocacy organization and endorses in races in Los Angeles County, California, and nationwide. For more information, visit www.stonewalldems.org.

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