Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What A Race

I want to thank everyone who supported me and my campaign.  I could not have run in this race without the volunteers and donations.

As the youngest person in the field of 16 candidates, I hope that what can come of my running is that more of my peers participate consistantly in every election (including primaries), not just when it gets to the top 2.  This historic jungle primary is what allowed me to be considered for office; the right elements at the right time encouraged me to run.

With over 8,000 vote by mail ballots to be counted, I will not be getting enough votes to move on to the July General Election.  I will wait until all the ballots are counted before I endorse a candidate.

Thanks again for your vote!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Special Primary Election - May 17th 2011


Tuesday is the day you have your say.  It can be the beginning of your new pledge to vote in elections, or it can be that you have voted in every election since you were elegible to vote. 

I am on your ballot to represent the 36th District in Congress because I want this position.  Some may call it a job, or a duty, but the person elected is accountable to those in the district, not special interests groups or lobbyists.  Through this process I have interviewed with the decision makers - the voters.  I met the great people who live and work in our district, and shared my ideas and goals.  I have vowed to be accountable to the 36th district - its voters, taxpayers, and citizens.

On this day I ask for your vote.  In special elections like these, turn out is low, and every vote does impact this race.  Your vote is your voice; take this opportunity to not only cast your vote, but to begin to shape your future.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

California Women (Do) Lead

It is proven that women do do things differet than men... and I had a great time being in such accomplished company tonight at the California Women Lead event held near LAX.  I did not know of this organization until I was asked to participate in their event, but having learned what they do, I feel priviledged to have been invited to share who I am, and what my campaign is about. 

I may be the youngest in the field of 16 candidates, but I let those ladies know that what inspired me to start my formal involvement in politics on the large stage of running for congress was that I look at the future, and I do not like what I see... and although I can still plan for it, my future is currently someone else's present and that is concerning. I want to go to congress to change Americans' lives for the better, and walk away when my time is done, satisfied with the job I did, leaving America in better shape than what it was when I arrived.

I give great thanks to the ladies of California Women Lead for tonight. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

ILWU Local 63 O.C.U. Meeting

Attending the monthly membership meeting today in San Pedro, I took the opportunity to address my fellow members about my candidacy for the 36th Congressional District.  I encouraged them to "send an OCU to Congress" but I had forgotten to thank those who have already contributed to my campaign and erected signs in their yards. So, I say THANK YOU now! :)

A big thanks to John Fageaux Jr., President ILWU Local 63 O.C.U.  for giving me the floor.

Monday, May 2, 2011

What Does Katherine think of the Santa Monica Airport?

Yes, I was asked via email, what is my "opinion of the Santa Monica Airport".  Well, incase you were also wondering, below is my answer.
I first became familiar with the Santa Monica Airport about 10 years ago when I went to the Barker Hanger for an event.  I was amazed to find an airport that had been enveloped by residential neighborhoods. 

Being so close to so many homes, I do have a few concerns about the Santa Monica Airport.  My concerns do center on health, and safety.  I do not want the airport to expand any further – creating additional noise and air pollution.  But, I do respect that it is the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County and I do want to keep it operational.  The airport is a great local resource for pilots who own planes, people who want to learn how to fly, and special events.  This airport provides many services on a smaller scale.

I do want the airport to be a good neighbor to the residents in the area.  With such a large population surrounding such a small airport, I would look to reduce the current maximum noise level of 95.0 dBA SENEL, and I would place a moratorium on additional business permits to aviation companies whose main business is flying.  I would have no part of closing a business that was already approved to be operational, but preventing further expansion is viable.

I hope that you were able to find what you were looking for when you asked what my opinion is of the Santa Monica Airport.
Earlier today, I supplied that response to the voter from Marina del Rey who took the opportunity to ask. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yard Signs Available

Yard signs are now available.  You can show your support of Katherine Pilot - you're first choice, and first on the ballot.

Please email and leave your contact information and we will get in touch to deliver a yard sign to you or your business.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Upcoming Events

I am confirmed to attend a few upcoming forums.  Please note the below dates, it will be great to see you out there!

CD36 Candidates Forum presented by the Mar Vista Community Council & Venice Neighborhood Council
Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd (enter from Westminster)
Wednesday, April  27, 2011 starting at 6:30.

Candidates Reception 36th Congressional District Hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter - California Women Lead
Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Brasserie Restaurant, The Sheraton Gateway
6101 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles