I will never take campaign donations. I cannot be bought.

It's time to SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER! The 2020 election is the most pivitol election in West Hollywood history. It's the last chance we have to protect and preserve the character, soul and uniqueness of our Village.

This City of West Hollywood is owned and operated by out-of-State developers, big donors and vendors. The current City Council does their bidding. The Residents' opinions mean very little to the current city council.


West Hollywood is not prepared for the future, having had the same leadership and mindset for 35 years. If we don't get some fresh representation and new ideas, our town will become just another part of LA and lose its' unique identity and it's' soul.


I will be the first City Council Member who  will be an Advocate for Renters and everyday "Residents'" and not major donors.


My top twelve concerns for West Hollywood:


1. Public Safety

2. Renters Rights

3. Quality of life and housing issues for Seniors

4. Women's and Transgender equality and advancement

5. Residential Neighborhood Safety and Improvements

6. Overdevelopment

7. Homelessness

8. City Departmental Accountability and Oversight

9. City Budget review and reform.

10. Campaign Finance Reform

11. City Business Transparency

12. More green spaces to enjoy.


I love West Hollywood. I have lived here over 20 years and plan to stay here. I can see how the essence of Weho is slowly changing. Those of us who love West Hollywood just the way it is, need to step up and make sure that elected officials are not influenced to change the West Hollywood we know and love.


Eric Jon Schmidt 

54 years old.

Born and Raised in St. Charles, Michigan.


Joined the United States Army right out of High School. Served Honorably in the Army Reserves for six years.


Attended Henry Ford College and The University of Michigan.Majored in Behavioral Sciences.


Moved to Nevada (Las Vegas) in 1995. Worked as an Executive Administrative assistant for Monti Rock III.


Worked as a Certified Fitness Trainer with Entertainers in Las Vegas.


Rented in West Hollywood in 1996. Split my time between LV and LA.


Worked with Clients in both Places.

Moved to West Hollywood Permanently in 2003.


Been with My BFF Jack, an R.N. and A Nurse Practitioner for 18 years. Jack also Serves as a Union Representative (CNA) and contract negotiator.


I have always been very involved in Volunteer Work.

Among Organizations I have worked with are: “Heal the Bay”, “Project Angel Food” and “S.P.C.A”. I have consistently and continue to Volunteer to help Disabled and Homeless People in Los Angeles County.


I am a Disability Advocate helping Disabled People (including emotionally disabled) deal with Employment, Legal, Medical, Financial and Residential Issues.


I am learning  Sign Language so I can better Communicate with Deaf People.


I have a Pet named “Peanut”, who is a 10 year old Chihuahua. She is a Certified Service and Therapy Dog. I also have a Shorkie named “Joey” who is a year and a half old. Jack and I are both very active with Animal Rights causes.


erikjonerik@gmail.com