Revered United States Representative Maxine Waters announces support of Heather Hutt in AD-54 Special Election Contest

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Revered United States Representative Maxine Waters announces support of Heather Hutt in AD-54 Special Election Contest

Heather Hutt, former California State Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, earned a high-profile and powerful endorsement from United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters in the special election race for California’s 54th State Assembly District seat.

In announcing her support, Congresswoman Maxine Waters made public her endorsement of Hutt in a Zoom press conference while joined with State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assembly member Autumn Burke, L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (Ret.), Charisse Bremond Weaver, Angela Rye, Areva Martin, Hon. Aide Castro, Hon. Jan Perry, Hon. Diane Watson, Chaka Khan, and other prominent community leaders. The Congresswoman also released the following statement:

“I am proud to endorse Heather Hutt for State Assembly. Heather is a mother of three, a lifelong Democrat, and a leader who has worked in both the state and federal government and delivered for working families, women, young people and seniors. I know that Heather is the best choice for State Assembly, and that she will be a fighter on a range of issues, from criminal justice reform to addressing homelessness, combating climate change, making healthcare a right and rebuilding our economy. I urge the voters of the 54th District to join me in supporting Heather Hutt for State Assembly.”

Heather Hutt was born and raised in Los Angeles and has dedicated her life to Democratic activism, public service, and the community. Heather recently served as the first Black U.S. Senate State Director in California’s history, and in her capacity serving former CA Senator Harris, was the principal representative among constituents and elected leaders throughout California. She used her position to stand up for women by bringing together healthcare professionals to discuss implicit bias in health care, especially for women and women of color as well as advocating for DACA recipients and fighting against the Trump Administration’s assault on Dreamers and immigrants.

Prior to her work in the U.S. Senate, Heather championed environmental justice policy changes for Watts and South Los Angeles while serving as the district director for California State Senator Isadore Hall. She also organized the Assembly Select Committee on Community Resources Impacted by AB109 Re-Entry as well as the Assembly Select Committee on Human Rights, Diversity and Race Relations.

Through her work as a California Democratic Party delegate and treasurer of the CDP Black Caucus, Heather has been an activist and organizer working tirelessly to ensure civil rights, human rights, women’s rights, equality, economic and social justice for all people. In addition, she launched the “VOTE LA” campaign, L.A. Cities Clean Air-Clean Water campaign, and shaped critical outreach to pass the “Durbin Bill,” which provided aid for small businesses. 

Heather is also the single mother of three sons.

To date, Hutt has secured the following endorsements:


  • CA State Council of Laborers
  • Communications Workers of America Southern California Council
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18
  • Ironworkers Local 433
  • LiUNA Local 300
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
  • UA Local 761
  • UA Local 250 Steamfitters -Refrigeration
  • American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 12
  • Cement Masons Local 600
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Fund Her
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action-PAC (BWOPA-PAC)
  • Los Angeles Black Pride & Promote
  • Los Angeles African American Women PAC (LAAAWPAC)
  • Elect Black Women PAC

Elected Officials & Community Leaders

  • United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • UC Board of Regents Chair and California Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • California State Senator and Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus Maria Elena Durazo
  • Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
  • Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  • Assemblymember Autumn Burke
  • Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • Assemblymember Mike Gipson
  • Assemblymember Jim Cooper
  • Assemblymember Evan Low
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees Member Nichelle Henderson
  • Senator Isadore Hall (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson (Ret.)
  • U.S. Congresswoman, Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke (Ret.)
  • Senator Kevin Murray (Ret.)
  • Assemblymember Willard Murray (Ret.)
  • Ingrid Palmer, LAAAWPAC President
  • Celestine Palmer, LAAAWPAC Founder
  • Joy Atkinson, LAAAWPAC Board Member & Executive Director of the L.A. African American Women’s Public Policy Institute
  • Gail Willis, Former LAAAWPAC Board Member, Citizens for Accountable Leadership Chair
  • Jackie Hawthorne, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Region 4 Vice-Chair
  • Bobbie Jean Anderson, former Vice-Chair Los Angeles County Democratic Party (Ret.)
  • Jimmie Woods Gray, former Chairperson of Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee
  • Patt Sanders, Female Vice Chair Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Taisha Brown, Chair of the California Democratic Party Black Caucus

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