Susan Hartley for Santa Monica City Council

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Current Susan Hartley with her German Shepherd rescues

  • 15 year resident, as renter and homeowner
    (north and south Santa Monica)
  • Board member Friends of Sunset Park
  • Co-founder Treesavers
  • Board member Veterans for Peace - Los Angeles
  • 30 years as employee and tenant law attorney, private practice in Santa Monica
  • Founder and director of the Santa Monica Tenants' Rights Clinic


  • Vice-chair Santa Monica Airport Commission (appointment ended 9/16/08)
  • Teacher, 5 years
  • Girl Scout leader, 12 years
  • Santa Monica High School PTSA officer
  • Strategic Plan Design Team member, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District
  • Founder, LEFTJAW, LA County employment lawyer organization
  • Founding Board Member, California Employment Lawyers Association


  • Mother of 25 year old daughter educated in SMMUSD schools, UC Berkeley, and their music programs.
  • Avid organic gardener, camper, walker and hiker
  • Current owner of 2 German Shepherd rescues and a formerly feral cat and her kittens.

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