General Election 2022

Kurt Gonska

2022 Rent Candidate Gonska_Kurt with white background
Election Date
Nov 8, 2022
Candidate Type
Rent Control Board
Entertainment Marketing
Candidate Statement in English

Kurt Gonska is a Santa Monica resident who lives in a rent-controlled apartment. He is a strong supporter of rent control and will fight to protect and strengthen it, as it has enabled thousands of middle-class and low-income people to live in and contribute to Santa Monica over many decades. Kurt believes that Santa Monica is a thriving community because of the people who live here, including many who would not be able to afford to stay without strong rent control protections. 

Kurt strongly supports reducing the maximum annual rent increase from 6% to 3% for rent-controlled units. He is a firm believer in helping low-income residents, and he believes we need to do more to help the middle-class. Both groups need relief from high inflation draining family budgets for everyday necessities like rent, groceries, and gas. 

Professionally, Kurt works in marketing and talent partnerships at Dick Clark Productions. Previously, he managed political campaigns for federal, state, and local offices. 

Kurt stands on the shoulders of the activists who delivered rent control to Santa Monica in 1979 and have fought to protect it for decades. He will fight to ensure residents can afford to stay and remain vital parts of our neighborhoods.

Declaración del candidato en Español

Kurt Gonska es un residente de Santa Monica que vive en un apartamento de alquiler controlado. Es un firme partidario del control de los alquileres y luchará por protegerlo y reforzarlo, ya que ha permitido a miles de personas de clase media y de bajos ingresos vivir en Santa Monica y contribuir a ella durante muchas décadas. Kurt cree que Santa Monica es una comunidad próspera gracias a la gente que vive aquí, incluyendo a muchos que no podrían permitirse el lujo de permanecer sin las sólidas protecciones de control de los alquileres. 

Kurt apoya firmemente la reducción del aumento máximo del alquiler anual del 6% al 3% para las unidades de alquiler controlado. Es un firme partidario de ayudar a los residentes de bajos ingresos y cree que tenemos que hacer más para ayudar a la clase media. Ambos grupos necesitan un alivio de la alta inflación que drena los presupuestos familiares para cubrir necesidades diarias como el alquiler, los comestibles y la gasolina. 

Profesionalmente, Kurt trabaja en mercadotecnia y asociaciones de talento en Dick Clark Productions. Anteriormente, gestionó campañas políticas para cargos federales, estatales y locales. 

Kurt se apoya en los activistas que trajeron el control de alquileres a Santa Monica en 1979 y han luchado para protegerlo durante décadas. Luchará para garantizar que los residentes puedan permitirse permanecer y seguir siendo parte vital de nuestros vecindarios.

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Oct 10, 2022
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Oct 24, 2022
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Oct 25, 2022
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Oct 27, 2022
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Oct 29, 2022
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Nov 1, 2022
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Nov 5, 2022
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Nov 8, 2022
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