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Netflix CEO’s wife Reed Hasting and billionaire heiress Liz Simons endorse a savvy Los Angeles City Council candidate who wants to abolish the police, despite living in an entirely different part of the state.
Patty Quillin, the philanthropist wife of Hastings and Simons, lives closer to San Francisco than Los Angeles. Quillin and Reed live in Santa Cruz, while Simons lives in the affluent Silicon Valley suburb of Atherton.
They paid $85,000 for part of the campaign for Eunisses Hernandez to win the city council election in Los Angeles City Council District One.
The district is in the heart of the city and encompasses Chinatown, Cypress Park, Pico Union, and Westlake. Hernandez is running on an affordable housing platform, but in the past she has called for abolishing the police.
Hernández campaigns on a platform against gentrification and displacement.
Elizabeth Simons and Patty Quillin paid for one of his recent campaign ads.
The billionaires live more than 300 miles from where Eunisses runs, in multimillion-dollar homes near Silicon Valley.
One of the properties that Reed Hastings and his wife are linked to in records is this $3 million home in Santa Cruz.
“Some of you haven’t had to pawn your mom’s jewelry, rent rooms in your house to make payments, or work multiple jobs to survive gentrification and it definitely shows.
“Our people need deeply affordable housing, and we are going to make it happen,” she said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.
Simons and her husband live in the affluent city of Atherton
Simons and her husband live in the affluent city of Atherton, where houses cost more than $40 million.
In 2013, she and her husband hosted a fundraising luncheon at their home that was attended by Barack Obama. Tickets for the event cost more than $30,000 each.
They bought their house in 2007 for $18 million.
A snapshot of crime in the district in the last week alone shows hundreds of incidents
Hastings and his wife live more modestly in Santa Cruz. Property records indicate that they have two houses in the area; one near the beach worth about $2 million and one in the hills worth about $3 million.
While she does not contain such language in campaign materials, her policies include investing more in mental health resources and finding alternatives to jail for offenders.
Simons is the daughter of billionaire investor and Democratic donor James Simons.
She and her husband Mark Heising now run the Heising-Simons Foundation.
James Simons, often known as Jim, and his wife are worth an estimated $28 billion.
In the past, they have donated to Democratic causes and charities focused on education.
Patty Quillin and Reed Hastings are worth an estimated $2 billion. They have also been known to donate to left-leaning social causes.
In the summer of 2020, at the height of the BLM movement, the couple donated $120 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to fund scholarship programs.
In February of this year, they donated another $10 million to Tougaloo College.
It’s unclear what his connection is to the race for the Los Angeles City Council One seat, where Hernandez is running.
Liz Simons Quick and Facts
- Patty Quillin and Liz Simons paid $85,000 for a campaign ad for Eunisses Hernandez, who is running for city council nearly 400 miles from where they both live
- Quillin is married to Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and Simons is the daughter of billionaire megadonor Jim Simons
- Eunisses is running on a platform of affordable housing and alternative incarcerations
- In 2021, she called to ‘abolish the police’ despite crime sky rocketing
- Simons lives in an $18million mansion in Atherton which President Obama visited in 2013 for a fundraising brunch where tickets cost $30k
- Hastings and his wife live in Santa Cruz, a coastal town 340 miles north of L.A.