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“Politics Ain’t for Sissies” Billed as Candidate Recruitment But Looks Like 2016 Main Attraction

Former California power politicians hit the stage at Westminster to tell it like it is and as the bill says: “Politics Ain’t for Sissies.” This is part of the Venice Neighborhood Council “Candidate Recruitment,” but bills itself as a main attraction for 2016. The event will be from 7 to 9 pm, 31 March at Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney.

On the bill are the Honorables Deborah Bowen, Ruth Galanter, and Betsy Butler but to most Venetians they are Deborah, Ruth, and Betsy and it sounds like they will be talking as Deborah, Ruth, and Betsy. It will be handled like a town hall forum with former Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks hosting.

The following only lists “The Honorables” most notable titles and not their private businesses, their education, their accomplishments. Their accomplishments reek with the ability to address “sissies” as a knowledgeable, first-hand achievement. The tales the three must have.


Deborah Bowen is the former California Secretary of State (2007 to 2015), former California Senator (1998 to 2006), former California Assemblywoman (1992 to 1998) and recipient of the “Profile in Courage Award” by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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Ruth Galanter is the former city councilwoman (1987 to 2003) for the 11th district that covers Venice as well as most of the west Los Angeles area, member and chair of South Coast Regional Commission, California Coastal Commission (1977 to 1981), newsletter editor for National Health Law Program (1971 to 1979),Distinguished Scholar at Loyola Marymount University (2010 to May 2013), and Adjunct Lecturer at UCLA School of Public Health (2013 – 2013).


Betsy Butler is the former state assembly member elected in 2010 to what was then the 53rd Assembly District. Under the 2011 redistricting lines, the 53rd Assembly District changed significantly and Butler announced she would run for the new open 50th Assembly District but lost.

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