SCOTT ABRAMS EMERGES AS TOP DEMOCRAT IN THE RACE FOR LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 12
Democrats hold large voter registration advantage in district.
LOS ANGELES --- In today’s filings with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, Scott Abrams finished first amongst Democrats running in the special election to represent the Northwest San Fernando Valley on the Los Angeles City Council. In the period January 1 through March 31, Scott Abrams raised $156,883, more than any other Democrat in the race. This week Scott will also be filing to receive matching funds from the City and expects to receive his first $120,000.
Voter registration in the district favors Democrats over Republicans by 20 percentage points. In November, Congressman Brad Sherman and Assemblymember Christy Smith both handily defeated their Republican opponents in the parts of their districts that overlap with CD12. As the top-raising Democrat, Scott Abrams is well-positioned for the special election.
“I’m thankful for the donors and volunteers who have faith in my ability to represent the Northwest San Fernando Valley,” Abrams said.
Scott Abrams has also amassed an impressive list of endorsers including Congressman Brad Sherman, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Senator Fran Pavley (ret.), Assemblymember Christy Smith, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz, and many other community leaders, unions, and elected officials.
Scott Abrams is running in the June 4th special election to fill the seat vacated by Mitchell Englander, who resigned in December.
For the past 17 years, Scott Abrams has served as a senior aide to U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman, whose district almost entirely overlaps Council District 12. As the director of the Congressman’s Valley constituent service office, Scott has played a key role in providing assistance to thousands of Valley residents.
Born and raised in the West Valley, Scott Abrams has lifelong roots in the San Fernando Valley. His parents met as undergraduate students at CSUN, and his mother was an elementary school teacher at Lorne Street Elementary School in Northridge. Scott and his wife Dana are raising their three children, Etti (7), Meir (6) and Ezra (1), in West Hills.