Endorsements

The Los Angeles Times
Sunrise Movement Los Angeles Logo
Sunrise Movement
Los Angeles
Grassroots Law
Project
Healthcare For All Los Angeles
hca.la logo
Healthcare For All
Los Angeles
Picture of Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles at a protest holding a banner "Gov Newsom, It's your last chance to change our future"
Youth Climate Strike
Los Angeles
Working Families Party Logo
Working Families
Party
San Fernando Valley
Young Democrats
Local 148,
LA
Public Defenders
Union
Jane Fonda
Climate PAC
Mike Bonin,
LA Council Member,
District 11
Eunisses Hernandez
LA Council
Member-Elect,
District 1
Picture of Rick Cole and Kenneth Mejia hugging
Rick Cole,
Former LA Deputy
Mayor &
Mayor of Pasadena
Alex Lee 李天明
CA Assemblymember
District 25
Ash Kalra
CA Assemblymember
District 27
Isaac Bryan
CA Assemblymember
District 54
Kendrick Sampson,
Actor & Activist
Picture of Dr. Melina Abdulla holding a Megaphone
Dr. Melina Abdullah,
Co-founder, Black
Lives Matter LA
Brad Lander
New York City
Comptroller
Stephanie Clements
CFO/Assistant
Director, 3rd Place
LA City Controller
Candidate 6/22
Victor Narro
Immigrant Rights
Labor Activist
Titles used for Identification purposes only.

Organizations:

  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • BikingInLA
  • Bruin Democrats (at the University of California, Los Angeles)
  • CA Working Families Party
  • Feel the Bern, San Fernando Democratic Party Club
  • Feminists in Action
  • Grassroots Law Project
  • Ground Game LA
  • Jane Fonda Climate PAC
  • LA Forward Action
  • La Defensa
  • La Opinión
  • Local 148, LA Public Defenders Union
  • Los Angeles Times Editorial Board
  • Lincoln Heights Intel
  • The Future Left
  • Healthcare for All – Los Angeles
  • Mar Vista Voice
  • Miracle Mile Democratic Club
  • Power CA Action
  • Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA)
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Sunrise Movement Los Angeles
  • Sunrise Movement Orange County
  • Sunrise Movement Oxy
  • Streets for All
  • The Trojan Left
  • USC Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP)
  • Westside Voice Newspaper
  • Westside Young Democrats
  • Youth Climate Strike LA

Labor Unions:

  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, Los Angeles Chapter
  • International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Local 56
  • LA County Public Defenders Union, Local 148

Community Leaders:

  • Dr. Melina Abdullah – Black Lives Matter LA Co-Founder*
  • James Adomian – Comedian
  • Baba Akili – Black Lives Matter LA Organizer*
  • Jody David Armour – Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, Scholar, Author*
  • Di Barbadillo – Community Organizer
  • CJ Berina – Former Candidate, US Congress CA30
  • Christopher Bowen – Immediate Past President, Stonewall Young Democrats*
  • Aria Cataño – Co-President & Executive Director, Water Drop LA*
  • Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Professor, American Jewish University*
  • Nicole Donanian-Blandón – Co-Founder of People’s City Council*
  • Tyler Boudreaux – Black Lives Matter LA Member*
  • Dr. Richelle Brookes – Educator and ReTHINK It Founder*
  • River Butcher – Comedian, Actor, Writer, Podcaster
  • Jenni Chang – Single-Payer Activist; Communications Director, California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA); LACDP Region 11 Secretary; Executive Council Member of Los Angeles Young Workers – LA Labor Federation; Board Member Healthcare-NOW*
  • Parvesh Cheena – Actor
  • Dr. Brandie Cross – Founder of the Pot Lab & Smart Pharm Research Group*
  • Paolo Cruzalegui – Writer, activist, member of Sunrise Movement Orange County, co-founder of Los Ronderos de las Redes, former candidate for Bernie delegate to the 2020 DNC, and former Youth Rep for Orange County in the US Youth Assembly*
  • Angelica Dueñas – Candidate, US Congress CA29
  • Josiah Edwards – Youth Climate Justice Activist
  • Erika Feresten – Director, Healthcare for All Los Angeles
  • Paul Freedman – Filmmaker
  • Travis Helwig – Former Head Writer/Producer for Crooked Media*
  • Natalie Hernandez – Associate Director, Climate Planning & Resilience*
  • Michael Hopson – Black Lives Matter LA Activist/Organizer*
  • Justin Jackson – Social Justice Activist & LA Charger*
  • Una Lee Jost – Attorney Activist
  • Jon Katz – President, Santa Monica Democratic Club*
  • Hamid Khan – Community Organizer
  • David Kim – Candidate, US Congress CA34
  • Ki Hong Lee – Actor
  • Andrea Leon-Grossmann – Environmental Justice Advocate
  • Olga Lexell – TV Writer, Community Organizer
  • Jamie Loftus – Comedian
  • Kristy Lovich – Cultural Worker & Advocate
  • Mark Masaoka – Co-Chair, Nikkei Progressives*
  • Jessica Meaney – Transit Advocate
  • Carlos Montes – Chicano Community Leader
  • Ina Morton – Co-Founder and Organizer at People’s City Council*
  • Victor Narro - Immigrant Rights and Labor Activist
  • Ethan Nichols – Founder and Executive Director Students for Gun Legislation*
  • Danny Park – Small Business Owner & Community Organizer
  • Darrell Park – Community Advocate
  • Dr. Robin Petering – Lens Co CEO + Founder*
  • Nicolas Kiet Quach – Alhambra Commissioner*
  • Medalion Rahimi – Actor, Activist
  • Shakeer Rahman – Community Organizer & Attorney
  • Gabriel Ramirez – Former El Monte City Council Candidate 2020
  • Jason Reedy – Black Lives Matter LA Member*
  • Matthew Royer – Actor, Podcaster, Activist
  • Abelina Sabrina – YouTuber / Activist
  • Kendrick Sampson – Actor and Activist
  • Godfrey Santos Plata – Former Candidate, CA Assembly, 53rd District / Member, LA County Democratic Party Central Committee*
  • Michael Schneider – Safe Streets & Transit Advocate
  • Christine Shimizu – Treasurer, Project Mask Los Angeles*
  • Dr. Paul Song – Medicare for All Activist
  • Annie Shaw – Community Organizer
  • Jodie Sweetin – Actress, Activist, Author, Podcaster, Director
  • Sarah Syed – Transit Activist
  • Kenny Uong – Transit Advocate
  • Gina Viola Peake – Former Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, Racial Justice Activist
  • Hollis Wong-Wear – Musician / Songwriter
  • April Wolfe – Writer
  • Alex Yoon – Educator, Community Organizer

Officeholders:

  • Brad Lander - Comptroller of New York City, New York*
  • Isaac Bryan – California State Assemblymember, District 54*
  • Ash Kalra - California State Assemblymember, District 27*
  • Alex Lee – California State Assemblymember, District 25*
  • Eunisses Hernandez, Los Angeles City Councilmember-Elect, District 1*
  • Mike Bonin – Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 11*
  • Daniel Lee – Mayor, Culver City*
  • Sasha Renée Pérez – Mayor, Alhambra*
  • Konstantine Anthony – Vice Mayor, Burbank*
  • Jorgel Chavez – Mayor Pro Tem, City Of Bell Gardens*
  • Oscar Flores – City Council Member, City of Lynwood*
  • Rick Cole – Former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Former Mayor and City Councilmember of Pasadena, Former City Manager of Azusa, Santa Monica, and Ventura*
  • Elena Christopoulos – Santa Monica Commissioner*
  • Albert Andrade – Secretary, At-Large Representative, Silverlake Neighborhood Council*
  • Marissa Ayala – P.I.C.O Neighborhood Council Representative*
  • Tom Bellino – MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council Representative*
  • Melanie Bellomo – Area 2 Representative, Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council*
  • Jason Boxer – Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Trustees*
  • Eric Brightwell – Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Representative*
  • Sara Clendening – President, Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council*
  • Lorenzo De Felitta – Youth Representative, Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council*
  • Kevin Dieterle – Resident Director, Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Historic Core*
  • Pablo Fontoura – Resident Director, Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Historic Core*
  • Arden Grier – At-Large Representative, Silverlake Neighborhood Council*
  • Annalee Harr – Area 1 Representative, Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council*
  • Taylor Holland – Social and Racial Equity Committee Chair, Mid City West Neighborhood Council*
  • Katrina Kaiser – Representative, Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council*
  • Michael Konik – Housing Chair, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council*
  • Olga Lexell – Land Use Chair and Corresponding Secretary, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council*
  • Jamie Penn – Executive Vice President, Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council*
  • Bitta Sharma – At-Large Director, Mar Vista Community Council*
  • Aaron Simental – Personnel Commission Chair, Bassett Unified School District*
  • Nika Soon-Shiong – Public Safety Commissioner, West Hollywood*
  • Gregory Wright – President, North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council*
  • Jamie York – Secretary, Reseda Neighborhood Council*
  • Senator Zavala – Sub District 7 Representative, Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council*

Democratic Party Delegates

  • Pablo Ariza – California Democratic Party Assembly District 42 Delegate*
  • Peter Aziz – California Democratic Party Assembly District 66 Delegate*
  • Lauren Batten – California Democratic Party Assembly District 53 Delegate*
  • Tom Bellino – California Democratic Party Assembly District 53 Delegate*
  • CJ Berina – California Democratic Party Assembly District 45 Delegate*
  • Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal, EdD, California Democratic Party Assembly District 70 Delegate*
  • Katie Chan – California Democratic Party Assembly District 49 Delegate*
  • Leslie Chan – California Democratic Party Assembly District 49 Delegate*
  • Michael Daurio – California Democratic Party Assembly District 53 Delegate*
  • Josh De Leon – California Democratic Party Assembly District 70 Delegate*
  • Mike Dickerson – California Democratic Party Assembly District 53 Delegate*
  • Cindi Duran – California Democratic Party Assembly District 57 Delegate*
  • Sara Eastwood – California Democratic Party Assembly District 53 Delegate*
  • Victor Frias – California Democratic Party Assembly District 51 Delegate*
  • Hiwad Haider – California Democratic Party Assembly District 28 Delegate*
  • Dinorah Hernandez – California Democratic Party Assembly District 64 Delegate*
  • Richard Huynh – California Democratic Party Assembly District 66 Delegate*
  • Ruben Ilan – California Democratic Party Assembly District 48 Delegate*
  • Christian Israelian – California Democratic Party Assembly District 57 Delegate*
  • David Kim – California Democratic Party Assembly District 53 Delegate*
  • Bryan Medina – California Democratic Party Assembly District 49 Delegate*
  • Javier Moro – California Democratic Party Assembly District 54 Delegate*
  • Cynthia Patino Talmich – California Democratic Party Assembly District 57 Delegate*
  • Denis Recendez – California Democratic Party Assembly District 48 Delegate*
  • Bill Reynolds – California Democratic Party Assembly District 66 Delegate*
  • Alexis Rios – California Democratic Party Assembly District 57 Delegate*
  • Basil Saleh – California Democratic Party Assembly District 28 Delegate*
  • Christine Salazar – California Democratic Party Assembly District 57 Delegate*
  • Kenia Tello – California Democratic Party Assembly District 66 Delegate*
  • Stephanie Terrazas – California Democratic Party Assembly District 57 Delegate*
  • Sherin Varghese – California Democratic Party Assembly District 53 Delegate*

*Title for identification purposes only.

Kenneth is the only Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the race

Kenneth has 11 years of accounting and auditing experience and has the technical expertise to serve as LA City Controller — the City’s elected auditor, chief accounting officer, and paymaster. He will be ready on day one to sound the alarm on corruption and wasteful spending to make our tax dollars work for us.

Kenneth has the most grassroots support

Our campaign has raised the most money in small-dollar donations out of any 2022 City campaign. Since November 2021, we’ve received donations from over 2,900 individuals. We are proud to be funded by the people in contrast to our opponents’ big donors that all too often represent corporate and special interests instead of everyday Angelenos.

Kenneth is the only organizer in the race

Kenneth is a longtime community organizer with the LA Tenants Union, fighting against unjust rent increases, evictions, and abusive landlords. Kenneth’s organizing experience informs his principles and his commitment to ensure that the City’s budget reflects Angelenos’ priorities.