• Democrat

    Laura Friedman

  • Laura Friedman

    Reelect State Assemblymember Friedman to keep AD-44 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 44th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 23% Latino, 17% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-44 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 37 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 44 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Friedman is running unopposed for this seat. Friedman’s campaign has raised more than $700,000 and is not funded by police, real estate, or fossil fuel money.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Friedman, a past Glendale City Councilmember and mayor of Glendale, is a non-native Angeleno. According to campaign materials, Assm. Friedman is running for reelection to continue fighting to raise the minimum wage and protect the environment, as well as advocate for universal health care, pro-choice legislation, and affordable housing. Assm. Friedman won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 39 points.

    Assm. Friedman’s priorities for her district this year have included sponsoring and co-sponsoring seven bills about consumer safety, protecting the environment, and reproductive rights, of which two have successfully passed the Assembly. Five have passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently chairs the Assembly Transportation and Natural Resources Committees. Friedman scores 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Friedman has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Friedman worked as a film and television executive and a producer. Building on years of community service, she was elected to the Glendale City Council in 2009, served as mayor from 2011–2012, and was reelected in 2013. She is a longtime supporter of environmental conservancy.

    Assm. Friedman has the endorsement of many progressive lawmakers and groups, including Senator Lena Gonzalez, LA Supervisor Holly Mitchell, National Union of Healthcare Workers, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. Based on our analysis, Assm. Friedman’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-44 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Laura Friedman

    Reelect State Assemblymember Friedman to keep AD-44 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 44th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 23% Latino, 17% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-44 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 37 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 44 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Friedman is running unopposed for this seat. Friedman’s campaign has raised more than $700,000 and is not funded by police, real estate, or fossil fuel money.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Friedman, a past Glendale City Councilmember and mayor of Glendale, is a non-native Angeleno. According to campaign materials, Assm. Friedman is running for reelection to continue fighting to raise the minimum wage and protect the environment, as well as advocate for universal health care, pro-choice legislation, and affordable housing. Assm. Friedman won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 39 points.

    Assm. Friedman’s priorities for her district this year have included sponsoring and co-sponsoring seven bills about consumer safety, protecting the environment, and reproductive rights, of which two have successfully passed the Assembly. Five have passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently chairs the Assembly Transportation and Natural Resources Committees. Friedman scores 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Friedman has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Friedman worked as a film and television executive and a producer. Building on years of community service, she was elected to the Glendale City Council in 2009, served as mayor from 2011–2012, and was reelected in 2013. She is a longtime supporter of environmental conservancy.

    Assm. Friedman has the endorsement of many progressive lawmakers and groups, including Senator Lena Gonzalez, LA Supervisor Holly Mitchell, National Union of Healthcare Workers, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. Based on our analysis, Assm. Friedman’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-44 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Laura Friedman

    Reelect State Assemblymember Friedman to keep AD-44 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 44th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 23% Latino, 17% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-44 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 37 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 44 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Friedman is running unopposed for this seat. Friedman’s campaign has raised more than $700,000 and is not funded by police, real estate, or fossil fuel money.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Friedman, a past Glendale City Councilmember and mayor of Glendale, is a non-native Angeleno. According to campaign materials, Assm. Friedman is running for reelection to continue fighting to raise the minimum wage and protect the environment, as well as advocate for universal health care, pro-choice legislation, and affordable housing. Assm. Friedman won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 39 points.

    Assm. Friedman’s priorities for her district this year have included sponsoring and co-sponsoring seven bills about consumer safety, protecting the environment, and reproductive rights, of which two have successfully passed the Assembly. Five have passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently chairs the Assembly Transportation and Natural Resources Committees. Friedman scores 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Friedman has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Friedman worked as a film and television executive and a producer. Building on years of community service, she was elected to the Glendale City Council in 2009, served as mayor from 2011–2012, and was reelected in 2013. She is a longtime supporter of environmental conservancy.

    Assm. Friedman has the endorsement of many progressive lawmakers and groups, including Senator Lena Gonzalez, LA Supervisor Holly Mitchell, National Union of Healthcare Workers, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. Based on our analysis, Assm. Friedman’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-44 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

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    The Position

    Los Angeles uses a mayor–city council government structure, in which the mayor is elected at large and acts as chair of the 15-member city council and as the city’s chief executive

    Karen Bass

    Elect Karen Bass as mayor to push Los Angeles in the right direction. 

     

    The Position

    Los Angeles uses a mayor–city council government structure, in which the mayor is elected at large and acts as chair of the 15-member city council and as the city’s chief executive

    Karen Bass

    Elect Karen Bass as mayor to push Los Angeles in the right direction. 

     

    The Position

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  • Endorsed By: Courage California
  • Laura Friedman

    Reelect State Assemblymember Friedman to keep AD-44 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 44th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 23% Latino, 17% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-44 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 37 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 44 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Friedman is running unopposed for this seat. Friedman’s campaign has raised more than $700,000 and is not funded by police, real estate, or fossil fuel money.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Friedman, a past Glendale City Councilmember and mayor of Glendale, is a non-native Angeleno. According to campaign materials, Assm. Friedman is running for reelection to continue fighting to raise the minimum wage and protect the environment, as well as advocate for universal health care, pro-choice legislation, and affordable housing. Assm. Friedman won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 39 points.

    Assm. Friedman’s priorities for her district this year have included sponsoring and co-sponsoring seven bills about consumer safety, protecting the environment, and reproductive rights, of which two have successfully passed the Assembly. Five have passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently chairs the Assembly Transportation and Natural Resources Committees. Friedman scores 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Friedman has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Friedman worked as a film and television executive and a producer. Building on years of community service, she was elected to the Glendale City Council in 2009, served as mayor from 2011–2012, and was reelected in 2013. She is a longtime supporter of environmental conservancy.

    Assm. Friedman has the endorsement of many progressive lawmakers and groups, including Senator Lena Gonzalez, LA Supervisor Holly Mitchell, National Union of Healthcare Workers, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. Based on our analysis, Assm. Friedman’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-44 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Laura Friedman

    Reelect State Assemblymember Friedman to keep AD-44 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 44th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 23% Latino, 17% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-44 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 37 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 44 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Friedman is running unopposed for this seat. Friedman’s campaign has raised more than $700,000 and is not funded by police, real estate, or fossil fuel money.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Friedman, a past Glendale City Councilmember and mayor of Glendale, is a non-native Angeleno. According to campaign materials, Assm. Friedman is running for reelection to continue fighting to raise the minimum wage and protect the environment, as well as advocate for universal health care, pro-choice legislation, and affordable housing. Assm. Friedman won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 39 points.

    Assm. Friedman’s priorities for her district this year have included sponsoring and co-sponsoring seven bills about consumer safety, protecting the environment, and reproductive rights, of which two have successfully passed the Assembly. Five have passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently chairs the Assembly Transportation and Natural Resources Committees. Friedman scores 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Friedman has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Friedman worked as a film and television executive and a producer. Building on years of community service, she was elected to the Glendale City Council in 2009, served as mayor from 2011–2012, and was reelected in 2013. She is a longtime supporter of environmental conservancy.

    Assm. Friedman has the endorsement of many progressive lawmakers and groups, including Senator Lena Gonzalez, LA Supervisor Holly Mitchell, National Union of Healthcare Workers, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. Based on our analysis, Assm. Friedman’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-44 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Laura Friedman

    Reelect State Assemblymember Friedman to keep AD-44 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 44th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 23% Latino, 17% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-44 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 37 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 44 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democrat Incumbent Assemblymember Friedman is running unopposed for this seat. Friedman’s campaign has raised more than $700,000 and is not funded by police, real estate, or fossil fuel money.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Friedman, a past Glendale City Councilmember and mayor of Glendale, is a non-native Angeleno. According to campaign materials, Assm. Friedman is running for reelection to continue fighting to raise the minimum wage and protect the environment, as well as advocate for universal health care, pro-choice legislation, and affordable housing. Assm. Friedman won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 39 points.

    Assm. Friedman’s priorities for her district this year have included sponsoring and co-sponsoring seven bills about consumer safety, protecting the environment, and reproductive rights, of which two have successfully passed the Assembly. Five have passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently chairs the Assembly Transportation and Natural Resources Committees. Friedman scores 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Friedman has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Friedman worked as a film and television executive and a producer. Building on years of community service, she was elected to the Glendale City Council in 2009, served as mayor from 2011–2012, and was reelected in 2013. She is a longtime supporter of environmental conservancy.

    Assm. Friedman has the endorsement of many progressive lawmakers and groups, including Senator Lena Gonzalez, LA Supervisor Holly Mitchell, National Union of Healthcare Workers, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. Based on our analysis, Assm. Friedman’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-44 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

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    Judy Chu

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No Recommendation

LA County Sheriff -- No rec

Based on our analysis, four of the challengers for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the challenger who best aligns with your values in this race.

 

LA County Sheriff -- No rec

Based on our analysis, four of the challengers for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the challenger who best aligns with your values in this race.