A local political progressive running for the Altadena Library Board of Trustees in the Nov. 6 election has received endorsements from a local political group and a national organization supporting women running for office.
“Our communities are what we make them,” said candidate Katie Clark, one of eight candidates running for four open seats on the board. “And Run for Something (RFS) knows that my generation gets that. We should expect more from our representatives and institutions.”
Clark is also endorsed by the National Women’s Political Caucus — Greater Pasadena, a nonpartisan pro-choice organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. The NWPC has also endorsed candidates Dawn Mooney Digrius and incumbent Betsy Kahn.
The election actually features two types of races. In one, five candidates are running for two seats with four-year terms. In the other, three candidates are running for two seats with unexpired terms, which end in 2020.
Kahn and Terry Andrues, who were appointed to the board earlier this year, and spacecraft engineer Louise Hamlin, are running for the two unexpired terms.
Clark is running for a four-year term against Digrius, who works as an executive director for a nonprofit organization , Jason Capell, a union organizer, and Bernadette Hendry, a commercial underwriter. They are hoping to unseat incumbent Ira Bershatsky. Another vacant full term seat is also up for grabs.
In both races, top vote getters will win available seats.