A longtime activist, in the Watts community, is highly regarded in the political community. Her endorsements have assisted many candidates win their campaigns. Strangely, she has endorsed two candidates running for the 35th Senate District race. She also happens to sit on an important oversight committee in the neighboring city of Compton.
“Sweet” Alice Harris is a beloved figure in Watts, CA. She has hosted many giveaways to the children of Watts and has assisted with their learning about money, via a partnership with a local credit union.
On December 1, 2015, after her latest Thanksgiving event, both Steve Bradford and Warren Furutani, sent out press releases, exalting her endorsement. Both attended her Thanksgiving event and posted pictures on their social media accounts showing Sweet Alice lots of love.
“Steve Bradford represents the proven leadership that we need in the 35th District.” Harris said on Branford’s release.
“Warren Furutani is a real leader we can count on. We’re gonna get him to the [35th] seat.” Harris exclaimed in Furutani’s release.
The community is still waiting to see who state leaders, for the 62nd and 64th Assembly District, will endorse in the June 2016 primary.
Meanwhile in Compton, city council members are publicly questioning how the Successor Agency is disposing of city property and loudly pondering why the broker is selling it at below market value.
Sweet Alice sits on the oversight committee, for many years, which approves the successor agencies actions regarding property disposal and expenses, that are submitted to council and the State, for reimbursement.
Compton residents wonder why she sits on their oversight committee and question who she is truly endorsing.
The 35th Senate District includes Carson, Compton, Gardena, Inglewood, Watts and Willowbrook.