Kevin McKeown


Don’t worry, you can still read my website archive, chock full of information about our Santa Monica, and how I’ve worked for the past twenty years to represent your interests.

I’m running for re-election on my consistent record of responsiveness to residents, and my ongoing work to protect renters from eviction and harassment.  With commitment and experience, I’ll keep Santa Monica the inclusive, progressive, sustainable community we cherish.

You’ve inspired me to continue protecting our neighborhoods’ charm and character, making sure ALL our residents can thrive and feel secure in their homes and in our shared public spaces. 

Our hometown is in the crosshairs of overdevelopment.  I’ve proven that I know how, and when, to say “no” to bad projects. I opposed the mass eviction of almost fifty rent-controlled households at 301 Ocean. I voted against the eviction of vulnerable seniors at Village Trailer Park.  And, of course, I voted against the over-sized, traffic-generating Hines project.

Six years ago I introduced the option of closing Santa Monica Airport, possibly for a park.  I’ll continue to pioneer a sustainable city.  I’ve supported fair wages, and truly affordable housing for working families.  My commitment to excellent public education is unmatched:  I worked for our local schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

For twenty years I’ve always been there for our neighborhoods, and for our neighbors.  I helped our Northeast Neighbors with protecting A-lots, Sunset Park with the airport, Mid-City with car dealers, and NOMA with monster mansions.   I’ve worked with Wilmont on the elimination of the 14th and Wilshire “activity center,” and on closing a troublesome rogue sports bar as well as with OPA on the abuses at Edgemar, and Pico with new zoning protections against gentrification and displacement.

You’ve always been able to count on me.  I ask for your support and

your vote so that I may keep working for you for another four years.

I’m YOUR Councilmember.  I don’t take any corporate donations and never have. Thank you for your support!



Re-elect Kevin McKeown for City Council 2018!

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Kevin McKeown for City Council 2018  Genise Schnitman, Treasurer  848-E 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403  FPPC ID # 982054
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“We chose Kevin because he is a hard-working responsive Councilmember with a great record on the issues. Kevin has tirelessly worked to preserve our housing and neighborhoods and to prevent over-development.”

In 2018, I am endorsed by Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights:

Previously, I have been endorsed by:

L.A. County Democratic Party

Santa Monica Democratic Club

Santa Monica Police Officers Association

Santa Monica Firefighters Local 1109

Sierra Club / Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City

Residocracy Community Network of Residents

L.A. County Federation of Labor

Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees

S.M. Teamsters Local 911/Teamsters Joint Council 42

UNITE HERE Local 11 (hotel/restaurant workers)

California Nurses Association

U.S. Representative Julia Brownley

Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin

Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains

Evolve California (schools, single payer, tax reform)

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution

Santa Monica Mirror / Santa Monica Observer 

and I was 50th Assembly District Democrat of the Year 2014.

Also for 2018, so far:  Congressman Ted Lieu

State Senator Ben Allen

County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer