With one week remaining before the Dec. 3 Special Election for 54th Assembly District, leading candidate Sebastian Ridley-Thomas announced additional endorsements from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and the New Frontier Democratic Club.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement and support of California’s senior U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in my campaign for the 54th Assembly District,” Sebastian Ridley-Thomas said.
“Senator Dianne Feinstein has been courageous in her continuing efforts to increase public safety in our communities and lessen gun violence through her unwavering advocacy for the sensible controls and her legislation to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons that threaten our families with their destructive and deadly impact, and put our police officers and sheriffs’ deputies in harm’s way due to their ammunition capacity, rounds-per-minute, and muzzle velocity. It takes fearlessness and conviction to stand up to the National Rifle Association on the issue of military-style assault weapons, but Senator Feinstein is a woman who defines the word courage.”
He was equally pleased with the support for the New Frontier Democratic Club.
“I’m pleased and proud to be supported and endorsed by the members of the New Frontier Democratic Club, one of the most active, engaged and committed Democratic clubs in the Los Angeles area for the past five decades,” he said.
“The New Frontier Democratic Club is where many African Americans in Los Angeles first became politically active. Many who joined the club answered the call for new leaders and went on to compete successfully with the club’s support for local, state and federal elected offices. Our community owes a debt of gratitude to the New Frontier Democratic Club.”
The twin son of County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas also collected the endorsements of Alice Dymally and L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Dymally is the widow of the late Congressman and state Lieutenant Governor Mervyn M. Dymally.
Mrs. Dymally said, “In memory of my late husband, Mervyn Dymally, I wholeheartedly support and endorse Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for the 54th Assembly District on Tuesday, December 3rd. Mervyn was supportive of Mark Ridley-Thomas and appreciated the accomplishments he achieved for the people of Los Angeles. Our families have been close throughout the years. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas holds the same promise of empowerment, civic engagement and leadership as Mark Ridley-Thomas did more than 20-years ago when he first sought public office. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas is the best candidate for our community.”