Hollywood Chamber PAC

Hollywood Chamber Establishes Political Action Committee

Contribute to the Hollywood Chamber Political Action CommitteeThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce established a Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC). "Formation of a Chamber PAC allows us an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among our elected officials," stated Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Leron Gubler. Under the new PAC, the Chamber is able to contribute funds towards pro-business candidates and initiatives. "Chambers of Commerce across the country have found PACs to be an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at local, state, and federal levels," Gubler added. "The Hollywood Chamber PAC will provide us with an additional forum to actively engage our Legislators on the needs and concerns of our Chamber members and the Hollywood business community".

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber PAC continue to support elected officials who are intent on improving the business climate in Hollywood and throughout Los Angeles. Please support Hollywood’s Business Community today. Contribute today to the Hollywood Chamber PAC.


Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Ben Allen
in California State Senate District 26 Primary Race

 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 17, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Senator Ben Allen’s bid for reelection.

"The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Ben Allen in his race for reelection to represent Senate District 26. He has consistently demonstrated a special ability to identify and address problems through policy,” stated PAC Chair Mark R. Edwards. “The Chamber is especially appreciative of his efforts in developing legislation that will assist Hollywood in adopting an update to its Community Plan.”

The Chamber PAC supports many of Allen’s legislative priorities, in particular his advocacy of keeping film and television in California through the landmark Film and Television Tax Credit program. He recognizes the importance of keeping these industries in the state and the countless jobs they have created, which continue to stimulate the economy. “We are excited to continue working with the Senator in his second term and are confident that he will continue excellently representing Hollywood and the rest of his district,” Edwards commented

"I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC,” said Senator Ben Allen. “While in the Senate, I have worked on a number of issues facing the Hollywood community. I look forward to continue my working relationship with the Hollywood Chamber in my second term as we seek solution to address many of the pressing issues affecting Hollywood and the 26th District.”

The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on June 5th.

For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit hollywoodchamber.net/pac

For further information about the Ben Allen for California State Senate District 26 campaign, please visit: http://www.benallenforsenate.com/

About Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at the local and state levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac

 

Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Laura Friedman
in California State Assembly District 43 Primary Race

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 17, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Assemblymember Laura Friedman in her run for reelection.

"The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Laura Friedman once again, this time in her bid for reelection to represent the 43rd Assembly District. Since elected, Laura has excellently represented Hollywood in the Capitol, pursuing bold policies in response to some of the district’s most pressing issues,” stated PAC Chair Mark R. Edwards. ”She has shown herself to be a leader in the Assembly and has consistently supported critical legislation, such as the Film and Television Tax Credits that will create jobs and continue revitalizing our state economy.”

Prior to being elected the Assembly, Friedman was highly active in local government, launched a small business, and was a film and television producer. Her commitment and service to her community is one among many reasons that the Hollywood Chamber PAC voted to once again endorse Assemblymember Friedman. She has been a fierce advocate for some of the most pressing issues in her district and has held local town hall meetings to shed light upon them, including affordable housing and mental illness affecting homelessness.

"It’s an honor to have been endorsed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC,” said Assemblymember Laura Friedman. “Representing my district in Sacramento has been a tremendous privilege. Since taking office, I have authored a package of bills that seek to address issues that deeply affect my constituents but are equally felt by all Californians. I hope to continue working organizations like the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in my next term to continue pushing for policies that will assist small business owners and help bolster our state’s economy.”

The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on June 5th.

For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit: hollywoodchamber.net/pac.

For further information about the Laura Friedman for Assembly 2018 campaign, please visit: https://www.votelaurafriedman.com

About Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at the local and state levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac

 

Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Adrin Nazarian
in California State Assembly District 46 Primary Race

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 11, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian in his bid for reelection.

"The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Adrin Nazarian in his bid for reelection to represent the 46th Assembly District. Since taking office, the Assemblymember has been an effective advocate for protecting and expanding the film industry as well as other critical issues affecting his district” stated PAC Chair Mark R. Edwards. “He recognizes the importance of preventing an industry, which has remained a vital component of Calfornia’s economy, from leaving the state and taking high-paying jobs with it.”

The Hollywood Chamber PAC will continue to work with Assemblymember Nazarian on issues affecting small businesses and the greater Hollywood Community.

"It’s an honor to receive an endorsement from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC,” said Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. “It has been a pleasure working with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which has been a great advocate on behalf of the small business community.”

The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on June 5th. For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit: hollywoodchamber.net/pac

For further information about the Adrin Nazarian for Assembly 2018 campaign, please visit: http://www.adrinforassembly.com

About Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)                   

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at the local and state levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac



 

Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Jim McDonnell
in LA County Sheriff Primary Race

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 10, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Jim McDonnell’s reelection bid for Los Angeles County Sheriff.

“The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Sheriff McDonnell once again in his run for L.A County Sheriff. In his over three decades of public service, not only has McDonnell served as Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach, the second largest city in Los Angeles County but has also held every rank in the LAPD, including First Assistant Chief and second in command to Police Chief Bill Bratton.” stated PAC Chair Mark R. Edwards. “Throughout his first term as Sheriff, McDonnell continued to show his remarkable ability as an experienced leader.”

The Chamber PAC supports Sheriff McDonnell’s commitment to prevention-oriented strategies and dedication to proactively addressing the root causes of crime. McDonnell has stressed the importance of treating all members of our community with respect, being transparent with and accountable to the individuals that the LASD serves. The PAC is certain he will continue to collaborate with community leaders in the many diverse neighborhoods across Los Angeles County to enhance community relations and promote safe neighborhoods.

"I am proud and honored to have the endorsement of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC,” stated Sheriff McDonnell.  “Since taking the oath of office and being sworn in as the 32nd Sheriff of L.A. County, I have remained committed to ensuring that safe streets and neighborhoods enable all residents and businesses in L.A.’s diverse County to thrive. I will continue to work with organizations like the Hollywood Chamber to ensure that we continue to keep all communities safe and prosperous for all."

For further information about the Jim McDonnell for Los Angeles County Sheriff campaign, please visit: http://sheriffjimmcdonnell.com/

About Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)                   

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at the local and state levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac



Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Sheila Kuehl
in Los Angeles County Supervisor District 3 Primary Race

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 5, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Los Angeles County Supervisor candidate Sheila Kuehl.

The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to support Sheila Kuehl in her bid for reelection as the third district’s L.A. County Supervisor. “Throughout her first term, Sheila has continually demonstrated her effectiveness as a leader,” stated PAC Chair Mark R. Edwards. “She has been instrumental in the County’s efforts in combating the homelessness crisis; employing innovative outreach techniques and working to ensure that Measure H funds are effectively allocated. The Board recognized the work she has done during her tenure and unanimously voted to endorse her. As a champion of the arts, she helped spur the construction and re-opening of the John Anson Ford Theatre and has protected art venues and productions throughout the county. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is excited to continue working with the Supervisor’s office in her second term and is appreciative of her support.”

"I’m pleased to have the endorsement of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. “In the past four years, I have worked hard to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the businesses and residents of my district, such as the homelessness crisis. I hope to continue the important work my office has been doing and pursue new policies that will benefit my constituents.”

The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on June 5th.

For further information about the Sheila Kuehl for Los Angeles County Supervisor campaign, please contact: Kuehl.website@gmail.com

For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit hollywoodchamber.net/pac

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at the local and state levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac


 


 

Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Jeffrey Prang in Los Angeles County Assessor Primary Race

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today for Los Angeles County Assessor candidate Jeffrey Prang.

 
"The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Jeffrey Prang in his bid for reelection for L.A County Assessor. Since first taking office as Assessor in 2014, Jeffrey has worked tirelessly to restore public trust in and improve the largest local public assessment agency in the US,” stated PAC Chair Mark R. Edwards. “With over 25 years of experience as a public servant, Jeffrey has been able to effectively lead his agency to a new era, where he began implementing new policies that enhance efficiency, modernize technology systems, and make services more accessible to taxpayers.” 
 
The Chamber PAC supports Prang’s goals as Assessor, which include serving the public with the highest standards of accountability, accuracy, and integrity. It is his drive and determination that have led him to pursue policies that foster economic growth, such as his proposal to raise the minimum threshold for reporting the valuation of business property, which has provided tax relief to small businesses in Los Angeles County.
 
"I’m pleased to have the endorsement of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC,” said County Assessor Jeffrey Prang. “Throughout my first term, I’ve pushed for policies that would improve the Office of the Assessor and ultimately benefit the county as a whole. I share the Hollywood Chamber’s commitment to creating an environment conducive to the success of LA County’s small businesses and remain committed to providing responsible fiscal management for our County.”
 
The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on June 5th.
 
For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit hollywoodchamber.net/pac 
 
For further information about the Jeffrey Prang for Los Angeles County Assessor campaign, please visit: jeffreyprang.com
  
About Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at the local and state levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac

 

 

Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Laura Friedman for California Assembly District 43 Primary Race

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support of State Assembly District 43 (AD-43) candidate Laura Friedman. “I am honored to have been endorsed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC,” said Friedman. “As a former executive in the entertainment industry, I applaud the Chamber’s work in helping to retain good-paying jobs, and their ongoing efforts to make this community safer and a better place to do business.”

Mark R. Edwards, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber PAC stated, “With such a large field of talented candidates this was not an easy decision to make for our PAC Board.  The Board established an extensive endorsement process which included a candidate questionnaire and in-person interviews.  Each candidate offered a unique perspective on what they could bring to AD 43 but ultimately it was Laura Friedman who offered the most compelling vision for the future of the District.  Laura’s time on the Glendale City Council has shown time and time again that she knows how to get things done for the business community helping to revitalize her downtown and attract thousands of good jobs to Glendale along the San Fernando Corridor.  Laura Friedman will be an outstanding champion for a healthy economy.  We are confident that her pragmatic approach to City governance will carry over to her tenure in the California State Assembly. We are proud to provide Laura with our full support in her efforts to represent Hollywood in the State Assembly.”

The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on June 7th. For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac

For further information about the Laura Friedman for Assembly campaign, please visit: www.votelaurafriedman.com.

 

Chamber Political Action Committee Holds Fundraiser to Re-elect Mike Feuer for City Attorney

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The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee held a meet and greet in in June 2015 in support of Mike Feuer for City Attorney re-election. The event was held at the Aventine Hollywood and was attended by community business leaders. The Chamber PAC endorsed Feuer in February 2013 for his first term. "We strongly believe that Mike Feuer is the best and most qualified candidate to continue as Los Angeles’ City Attorney. We’re with him 100 percent,” said Laurie Goldman, Chair of the PAC. As City Attorney, Feuer nearly tripled the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program; created a Community Justice Initiative; formed a new Gun Violence Prevention Unit; fought for transparency for DWP ratepayers; taken strong steps against patient dumping on Skid Row; pursued environmental justice in communities throughout our city; stood up for marriage equality in the United States Supreme Court; and much more. To learn more, please visit www.mikefeuer2017.com.

The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of elections in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC also encouraged all Angelenos to get out and vote.

  • The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee held a meet and greet in in June 2015 in support of Mike Feuer for City Attorney re-election. The Chamber PAC endorsed Feuer in February 2013 for his first term.
  • The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support of City Council District 4 (CD-4) candidate Wally Knox. 
  • The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) has released its first-ever LA County endorsements. Endorsements were made in the following races for the June 3rd Los Angeles County Primary Elections: Bobby Shriver, for LA County Supervisor, 3rd District; Jeffrey Prang, for LA County Assessor; and Chief Jim McDonnell, for LA County Sheriff. 
  • The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) ushered in a new era as it released its first-ever endorsements for Eric Garcetti, for Mayor of Los Angeles; Mike Feuer, for LA City Attorney, and Mitch O’Farrell, for  City Council District 13. The PAC’s endorsements were followed by a series of debates hosted by the Chamber and the PAC to educate the community on their choices to serve as Hollywood’s next City representatives.
  • The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) hosted inaugural fundraiser for Senator Curren Price, Jr. in honor for his work on CEQA Strengthening Legislation

Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee Board of Governors

Chair - Mark Edwards, Director of Government Relations, JVS SoCal
Jeff Zarrinnam, President & CEO, Hollywood Hotel
Marty Shelton, Vice President, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate
James Litz, Government Affairs Director, Beverly Hills / Greater LA Association of Realtors
Christopher Barton, Executive Vice President, Hudson Pacific Properties
Susan Cabral-Ebert, President, Local 706 IATSE - Make-Up Artists & HairStylists
David Green, Sr. Vice President / CFO, Pantages Theatre - Nederlander West Coast
Brian Folb, Managing Director, Paramount Contractors & Developers
Ferris Wehbe, Co-Owner, Hollywood Distillery Inc.
Matt Fritch, Chamber Member
Bill Roschen, Principal, Roschen Van Cleve Architects
Aaron Green, President, The Afriat Consulting Group, Inc.
 

Under the PAC, the Chamber will be able to contribute funds towards pro-business candidates and initiatives. Chambers of Commerce across the country have found PACs to be an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at local, state, and federal levels. "The Hollywood Chamber PAC will allow us an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among our elected officials" stated Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Leron Gubler.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC may accept unlimited contributions from individuals, businesses and political committees.Contributions to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Contribute today to the Hollywood Chamber PAC.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC
(FPPC ID# 1326981), 777 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 4050, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: 323-469-2805 • www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac

For more information of on the Hollywood Chamber PAC and how you can contribute, please contact Nicole Shahenian, Vice President at Nicole@hollywoodchamber.net.

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