For more information about the L.A. Jobs PAC or to find out how you can help, contact 
Ellie Ramseyer
, 213.580.7596.

The City of Los Angeles and the State of California are both in a jobs and a financial crisis.

Many of our citizens and businesses are focused on survival not growth. Our unemployment rate nears 12 percent and we are not recovering from this recession as rapidly as other cities and states. When you add those who have stopped looking for work, are underemployed or have simply left California, the severity of our economic crisis becomes even more glaring.

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce believes that our elected officials at City Hall and at the State Capitol are not leading the charge in implementing an aggressive plan to fix our underperforming economy. This lack of focus on jobs and economic development is digging a deeper hole for our City and State’s fiscal crisis and the result has been a dramatic reduction in funding for public services and education.

Fewer jobs and lower quality public services are not a recipe for improving the quality of life for the citizens of Los Angeles or California. That is why the L.A. Area Chamber sponsors the L.A. Jobs Political Action Committee (PAC), which is focused on supporting candidates and ballot issues that stand for job creation, business investment and fiscal solvency.


R.K. (Rod) Spackman
PAC Chair
Manager, Public & Goverment
   Affairs - 
LA Basin
Chevron Corporation  
LaDonna DiCamillo
PAC Vice Chair
Director of Government Affairs

BNSF Railway Company 


The L.A. Jobs PAC works to improve our business climate, create new jobs, expand the tax base and promote fiscal responsibility.  We accomplish this by focusing our efforts in the following areas:
  • Direct candidate support - Businesses cannot afford to let competing special interests dominate politics in our region. The L.A. Jobs PAC provides endorsements and direct financial support to candidates who are committed to improving the business climate, promoting job creation and finding solutions by collaborating with all stakeholders. 
  • Voter education - In addition to candidate contributions, the L.A. Jobs PAC directly education voters about the positions candidates take on issues affecting our economy and quality of life. This includes providing voting records and other information to voters via mail, phone, email or in person prior to an election.
  • Ballot initiatives - The L.A. Jobs PAC plays an active role in local and state ballot initiative campaigns.


  • Earlier this year, the L.A. Jobs PAC vigorously supported Joe Buscaino in the race for City Council District 15. The PAC provided $82,000 in an independent expenditure campaign to support his election.
  • In 2011, in the close re-election of Councilman Bernard Parks, the L.A. Jobs PAC stepped up to provide critical independent expenditure funding for mailers and phone calls, helping to secure his re-election to the City Council.
  • In 2013, six City Council seats are "open," meaning no incumbent Council members are in the running. The L.A. Jobs PAC is focused on electing more pro-jobs, pro-growth candidates in those races. 


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