It is with deep sadness that we must share with you the passing of our dear friend Ray Waters. 

A beloved father, grandfather, husband, and teacher, Raymond Lewis Waters was a tireless supporter of the Democratic Party, it’s candidates and our community. 

Ray served as President of the Beach Cities Democrats and represented our Assembly District at the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and as a delegate to the California Democratic Party. 

Ray could always be counted on to support Democratic Party efforts and regularly opened his home to host political events. 

Ray gave freely of his time, and when he was needed, he served selflessly on the Hermosa Beach School Board. 

His ready smile and positive attitude were displays of the truly kind-natured person who we will all very much miss.

We were informed on Friday night, October 20th, that Ray Waters passed unexpectedly of health complications at his home; he was 88 years of age.



At 1/28/2023 BCD Fundraiser

President John Nelson, Vice-President Susan Goodlerner, Secretary Ann Gotthoffer, Congressman Ted Lieu, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi


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Our 2023-2024 Executive Board:

President:  John Nelson
Vice-President:  Susan Goodlerner
Secretary:  Ann Gotthoffer
Treasurer: Edna Murphy