Autumn Burke, 62nd District Assembly member
Autumn Burke, 62nd District Assembly member

Autumn Burke recently announced that she would be running for re-election for California’s 62nd State Assembly district next year, and unveiled a raft of endorsements and a new campaign team.

“I ran for State Assembly last year out of a profound sense of optimism in what California could be and could accomplish. And over the past year, California’s State Government has been the envy of the country in terms of what we’ve been able to accomplish,” Burke said.

“From landmark environmental legislation, to a record commitment to higher education, to a declining unemployment rate and an increasing surplus, California’s State Government has made strides over the past year that would have been unthinkable just a few short years ago. We still have a long way to go, but I believe we’re starting to head in the right direction.

“But communities in my district are still hurting, and many communities across California are hurting, and I am running for re-election to work toward a prosperous California for all of our state’s communities – not just some. I intend to rededicate my efforts towards a neighborhood oriented approach to getting things done.

I look forward to talking to people across my district and working to earn the support of our region’s voters once again.”

Burke was elected in 2014, with 76% of the vote in the 62nd Assembly District.

Upon announcing her campaign, Burke announced the following list of early endorsements:
-Congresswoman Janice Hahn
-State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome Horton
-State Senator Isadore Hall
-State Senator Ben Allen
-State Assemblymember Mike Gipson
-State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
-Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson
-Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin
-Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts
-Inglewood City Councilmember Alex Padilla
-Inglewood City Councilmember George Dotson
-Inglewood City Councilmember Eloy Morales jr.
-Inglewood City Councilmember Ralph Franklin
-Los Angeles Police Protective League
-United Teachers of Los Angeles

Burke announced that her campaign will be run by John Shallman and his veteran team of campaign consultants, Maclen Zilber and Dave Jacobson. She additionally announced that nationally heralded opinion researcher John Fairbank of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates will serve as her pollster.

Christina Kegeyan-Pappas will serve as the campaign’s local fundraiser, and Carrie McKinley of McKinley-Pillows will serve as her Sacramento fundraiser.

Autumn Burke was elected in 2014 with 76% of the vote. She serves on the Assembly Rules Committee, Utilities and Commerce Committee, Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, Housing and Community Development Committee, and Health Committee, and Chairs the Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce. The 62nd Assembly District includes portions of the Cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, and Lawndale. It additionally includes the unincorporated communities of Marina del Rey, Lennox, West Athens, Del Aire, Centinela, Alondra Park.