The West Hollywood Political Action Committee (WEHO PAC) did not endorse West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath in the race for County Supervisor District Three this summer, instead supporting state Sen. Bob Hertzberg for the position.
WEHO PAC is the political action arm of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which supports or opposes candidates, ballot measures, causes and issues relevant to business interests.
Horvath had received the PAC’s endorsement in all of her prior races for City Council.
The snub comes after a year of conflict between the Council and the Chamber of Commerce in which the interests of the city’s business community were pitted against new policies pushed by organized labor such as a higher minimum wage for hotel workers. An independent survey commissioned by members of the Chamber showing widespread worries about rising crime and directing criticism at certain councilmembers also heightened tensions in City Hall.
Horvath is a vocal advocate for alternative policing and mental health services as public safety solutions; she has vocally supported a drawdown of sheriff’s deputies in WeHo. Hertzberg has positioned himself as the law enforcement-friendly candidate, having won the endorsement of various police agencies. Election Day is June 7.