In his race to remain on the Santa Monica Rent Control Board, real estate manager Robert Kronovet has secured the endorsements of the unions representing police officers and firefighters, as well as the support of Councilman Bob Holbrook.
Kronovet, the lone rent control commissioner not backed by Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR), the city’s leading political party, announced the endorsements on Monday.
Kronovet is facing off against incumbent Ilse Rosenstein and attorney Christopher Walton for two seats on the five-member board, which is charged with setting the annual rent increase, guarding against tenant harassment and settling disputes between landlords and tenants.
Both Rosenstein and Walton have been endorsed by SMRR.
“These two hard-earned endorsements are the finest a candidate can earn,” Kronovet said in a news release. “As our community grows both in population and complexity, our public safety personnel can be assured that Kronovet will stand with them.”