Democratic nominees to state constitutional offices, the Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate automatically become members of the state Democratic Central Committee. They, in turn, are allowed to appoint other members, and still others are elected from county committees.
In the 33rd Congressional District race where incumbent David Dreier (R-LaVerne) is seeking reelection, the LaRouche-backed candidate, Paul Jeffrey, could "easily" become the Democratic nominee, Wallace said, because "there's not that much Democratic money in the primary and not much attention" is being paid to the race.
Other candidates identified by Democratic officials as LaRouche-backed are virtually assured election to the county committee from the 42nd, 55th, 57th and 63rd Assembly districts, because Democrats have not fielded enough other candidates to fill the seven available seats.
LaRouche candidate Henry Gamboa, who is also seeking the GOP nomination for the 56th Assembly District seat, will be elected to the Republican county committee from the district because he is the only candidate running.
Ghandhi said LaRouche simply wants "people to run for office, because this country needs people to run for office." LaRouche candidates would not change the Democratic Party's structure, he said, but they would change party rules, so that "there are policy discussions at the local level."
The Democratic Party's problem is that it has very little organization left, he said, adding "That's why we've been so successful."
What the party needs at the local level, Ghandhi said, is "something a little like the best elements of the old, big city political machines, where voters have a sense they own their representatives."
THOSE NAMED AS LaROUCHE SUPPORTERS
These candidates for Los Angeles County Democratic committees have been identified as supporters of Lyndon LaRouche or have been endorsed by the LaRouche organization, according to the L.A. Democrat, a publication of the Los Angeles Democratic Party. The list was introduced as evidence in a Los Angeles County Superior Court proceeding:
Assembly District 41
\o7 10 of 19 candidates \f7 John H. Brown, Jr., Consultant
Edward M. Corpus, Logistics Consultant
James M. Duree, Self-Employed Consultant
June Grussendorf, Consultant
Helen Morgan, Accountant
Maureen G. Pike, Housewife
Tim Pike, Writer
Daniel Platt, Translator
Carol M. Ruckert, Consultant
Patrick L. Ruckert, Consultant
Assembly District 43
\o7 2 of 13 candidates \f7 Don E. Marquis, 1984 LaRouche Delegate
John B. Weber, Retired Manufacturer
Assembly District 45
\o7 5 of 12 candidates \f7 Bruce M. Khouri, Entrepreneur
Michael R. Hodgkiss, Drug Counselor
Judy L. Huffman, Businesswoman
Mary Louise Khouri, Political Consultant
Margaret R. Levinson, Consultant
Assembly District 46
\o7 2 of 15 candidates \f7 Mary F. Lyans, Consultant
James D. Wyrick, Draftsman Contractor
Assembly District 49
\o7 1 of 8 candidates \f7 Joe Alcoset, Logistics Analyst
Assembly District 55
\o7 2 of 5 candidates \f7 Ted Andromidas, Political Consultant
Khushro Ghandhi, Consultant
Assembly District 57
\o7 3 of 9 candidates \f7 Mary C. Knorpp, Incumbent
David D. Schweitzer, Incumbent
Margaret Thrasher, Interior Decorator
Assembly District 62
\o7 1 of 8 candidates \f7 Paul Jeffrey, Masonry Contractor
Assembly District 63
\o7 1 of 2 candidates \f7 Ruth Stephenson, Int'l Affairs Spec.