Election Day is Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Being well informed and well educated on the issues and the candidates is important for all of us. In the primary election, we will voting in the gubernatorial and state constitutional officer races, along with congressional, legislative, judicial, propositions and in some cases, supervisorial and the Los Angeles Unified School Board race.
For the first time in 40 years, there will be a new congressional representative for UCLA with the retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman. With the retirement of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, UCLA will also be represented by a new Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member for the first time in 20 years. Additionally, the campus will be represented by a new state Senator.
Government & Community Relations hosted a number of candidate forums prior to the June 3rd primary election to help constituents become better informed about their potential representatives. We will be doing additional forums after the June primary as we move toward the November 4th general election. It is our duty to vote and to encourage friends, family members and neighbors to also vote. California has experienced low voter turnout in recent elections. Let’s work to turn that trend around.
Keith S. Parker
Government & Community Relations
Assistant Vice Chancellor