Mayor Horvath Endorses John Erickson for West Hollywood City Council

City Council candidate John Erickson with Mayor Lindsey Horvath

West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath has endorsed John Erickson in his race for a seat on the City Council.

Erickson is one of nine candidates in the race for two City Council seats currently occupied by John Heilman and John Duran. Horvath also has endorsed Heilman for re-election.

“I couldn’t be prouder to endorse John Erickson for West Hollywood City Council,” Horvath said in an announcement of her endorsement. “From overcoming the impacts of COVID-19 and reimagining public safety to stopping over-development and protecting renters, Erickson is the person I trust to serve the people of West Hollywood with me.

“A social justice activist with a proven record of accomplishment, Erickson represents a new generation of leaders – a tireless worker, innovative thinker, and problem solver. Whether it’s his leadership at Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, or the City’s Planning Commission, Erickson invests 200% in everything he undertakes.

“As we confront the challenges of our time, we need Erickson’s experience, integrity, and new ideas on the City Council. “

This is Erickson’s first race for a seat on the City Council. He currently is vice chair of the city’s Planning Commission, to which he was appointed by John Heilman. Erickson is public affairs director at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. In the past, Erickson served as deputy to then-City Councilmember Abbe Land, a close ally of both Heilman and Horvath.

If Erickson and Heilman are both elected they are likely to form a majority with Horvath on issues such as real estate development and extension of the Metro line into West Hollywood.  Council member Lauren Meister has differed with Heilman and Horvath on some of those issues and was initially elected by residents concerned about over development in West Hollywood.  Development also was a concern raised by D’Amico in his 2011 campaign for a seat on the Council in which he defeated Horvath. D’Amico said he saw the city being overdeveloped and said it needed new voices on the Council.

He since has shifted on those positions and endorsed Heilman and Duran for re-election in 2017.  D’Amico also joined Horvath and Heilman at Erickson’s May 27 virtual campaign launch event. D’Amico has not yet stated which candidate he supports in the upcoming Nov. 3 election.  Councilmember Meister also hasn’t made an endorsement. 

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Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
19 days ago

the problem is….most WH professionals make more in a week than the mayor makes in a year. also no serious people would ever be associated with the joke that is WH. so the cycle of silliness continues.

Weho Truth Talk
Weho Truth Talk
19 days ago

Please do not underestimate John Duran. He has outraised all the other candidates, just because I hate him and you (hopefully) hate him doesn’t mean he will lose. We need to focus on getting him off the city council. This in fighting between candidates not named Duran just distracts.

Stop this infighting, none of the candidates other than Duran have sexual harassment allegations and bring this level of shame to the city.

Can we just focus on getting Duran out? Attacking other candidates allows him to sneak by as we tear each other apart.

Michael Grace
Michael Grace
19 days ago

Right on! Make “Notorious” John Duran — #sexualpredator, #racist, #payforplay, #antimetoo — history!

BrownEyedBoy
BrownEyedBoy
20 days ago

They would be a cute pair for Student Council, but not our City Council.

Last edited 20 days ago by BrownEyedBoy
WeHoMikey
WeHoMikey
20 days ago

When Lindsay ran 2 years ago, nearly 90% of the money donated to her campaign came from NON-RESIDENTS.

Why would anyone who can’t vote in our city give her money? What does she now owe to them??

JF1
JF1
21 days ago

No on John Erickson. When he defaced city property by painting our blouveard without a permit and bragged about it…he will never get my vote. He’s not mature enough and he doesn’t respect the law. And when Mayor Horvath stood by and watched him deface city property…she lost my vote too.

Michael Grace
Michael Grace
21 days ago
Reply to  JF1

Of course the city buried the painting episode. The million dollar a year city attorney won’t inform us, along with the city manager, on how much it cost to remove John “He/Him” Erickson’s handy work along with his “sis” Horvath cooperation.

Is it a misdemeanor or felony and was a complaint made? No way.. They are Heilman’s puppets. The new Townscape Three since Heilman dumped Duran.

Weho Truth Talk
Weho Truth Talk
19 days ago
Reply to  JF1

JK Rowling, I mean JF1…they were painting a trans flag.

With the high youth turnout, I hope we can beat Duran and elect progressive leaders who stand for trans people.

JF1
JF1
18 days ago

I don’t care what they were painting. You can’t go around painting city streets without a permit….period. How can someone that wants to run for elected office publicly make a mockery of our rules/laws/codes?! No someone who is ready to lead a city.

Vincent Campisi
Vincent Campisi
19 days ago
Reply to  JF1

It was a crime and they should pay the price. If anyone has a picture of them painting, please post it. Thank you

JF1
JF1
18 days ago

YUP.

WeHo Poster
WeHo Poster
21 days ago

🙁

Danielle Harris
Danielle Harris
21 days ago

No surprise here as she’s been grooming him for this election to get her majority as she tries to go to higher office. Any more intersections to illegally repaint?

JF1
JF1
21 days ago

Yup…I’m with you on the illegally painting of our boulevard. And our mayor stood by and watch it happen. Mayor Horvath lost my respect and John Erickson never had a chance to earn it after that stunt. Who who vote for him to be on our city council when he doesn’t even respect our codes/laws. He’s not the right person.

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
21 days ago

Well, bless her heart for providing me with what all politicians seem to think is relevant. Endorsements are a game played by an incestuous cabal of folks who treat their office as a political playground, and an ego trip extraordinaire. This one actually worked, it reinforced why I shouldn’t vote for arrogant, self-serving wannabes.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
20 days ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Was that an endorsement? I thought it was an old prom picture.

Michael Grace
Michael Grace
22 days ago

No more John’s on the West Hollywood City Council. They are a curse including Heilman D’Amico and Duran. Racist white guys who took loads of donations from their buddy Ed Buck. Plus lots of money from Townscape. the racist New York funded developers that drove out minority businesses at 8150 Sunset. When Lindsay Horvath endorses anyone…. Run! The last person we need on the city council is John “he/him” Erickson. He knows nothing about business, or how to save what will be left of West Hollywood after the virus ends. He basically has been feeding off the public trough for… Read more »

JF1
JF1
21 days ago
Reply to  Michael Grace

I agree…no on the Johns…but their race has nothing to do with it. Stop.

Deja vue
Deja vue
22 days ago

He is vice chair ONLY because he NOMINATED HIMSELF over the more senior, quite frankly more knowledgeable FEMALE commissioner.

A more arrogant self-serving act I cannot imagine. I find it shocking that our feminist Mayor sees him as a man of integrity!

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

Danielle Harris
Danielle Harris
21 days ago
Reply to  Deja vue

Misogynist.

Larry Block
Larry Block
22 days ago

Block against the Clique. We need a city council that is independent and council members with unique perspectives.

08mellie
08mellie
19 days ago
Reply to  Larry Block

I’m BLOCK all the way.

David
David
22 days ago

Please, anyone but Duran and Heilman again. Duran is a disgrace and on the opposite end of the spectrum, milk-toast Heilman has been in power since the dawn of man here in WeHo. Term limits please.

Observer
Observer
21 days ago
Reply to  David

There are term limits. I think, if re-elected, this will be the last time at the rodeo for Duran and Heilman.

Vincent Campisi
Vincent Campisi
21 days ago
Reply to  Observer

Maybe so, please do not vote them back in, it is time for real change.

Weho Truth Talk
Weho Truth Talk
19 days ago
Reply to  David

Duran has outraised everybody, not even close. I want Duran to lose but I am worried he will win.

Last edited 19 days ago by Weho Truth Talk
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