UFLAC Candidate Interviews City Council District 12 Special Runoff Election

June 7, 2019
Bulletin 12-19

UFLAC Candidate Interviews
City Council District 12 Special Runoff Election

Local 112 Members:

On Tuesday, June 4th, there was a Primary Election in the 12th City Council District and the top two candidates have emerged. These two candidates will now face off in the General Election on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 with the winner to serve as the Councilmember in the 12th District. The results of Tuesday’s election for the top two candidates were:

John Lee: 6,195 Votes (19.17% of the total vote)

Loraine Lundquist: 6,145 Votes (19.01% of the total vote)

Only 50 votes separated the top two candidates from the Primary election. It is expected that the General Election for this critical seat on the City Council will be an extremely close and hard fought election.

UFLAC decided to make NO ENDORSEMENT for the Primary. Now that the top two candidates have emerged, we will interview them once again and vote to possibly make an endorsement in this race for the General Election.

The endorsement of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City has been the single most coveted endorsement that all candidates for political office in the City of Los Angeles strive to obtain. The political power of our union is based in large part on our endorsing and supporting candidates for Los Angeles City Council and the three citywide offices (Mayor, City Attorney, and City Controller) who have made the LAFD and public safety a top priority as elected officials.

All members in good standing are invited to participate in our candidate interviews for this Runoff Election. These interviews will be held on Friday, June 14th. Here is the pertinent information for our endorsement interviews:

Friday, June 14, 2019 (UFLAC Offices, 1571 Beverly Blvd. LA, 90026)

9:30 am – Internal Briefing conducted by UFLAC PAC Committee and our political consultants

10:00 am – Interview with Loraine Lundquist

11:00 am – Interview with John Lee

11:45 am – UFLAC member discussion and possible vote to make an endorsement

All members who attend BOTH candidate interviews will be eligible to make a vote for a possible endorsement. Lunch will be provided to members who attend. For more information feel free to contact UFLAC PAC Chair Freddy Escobar or any of our UFLAC Executive Board Members.

In Solidarity,


UFLAC Executive Board / UFLAC PAC Committee