Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Carlos Illingworth of Montebello has long been interested in politics. Illingworth was student body president at Cal State Los Angeles, did an internship with the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and now is a field deputy for Assemblyman Ron Calderon, D-Montebello. So, it was only natural that Illingworth help form the new Montebello Democratic Club with a group of his friends. Valencia is secretary on the UTLA board. She also received $1,000 from the California Teachers Association. TWAIN PARTY: Rep. Linda Sanchez will speak at the Mark Twain Democratic Club’s annual party from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. The club will be collecting unwrapped toys to donate to the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter of Whittier. For more information, call Ruben Espejel, (562)484-0206. ELECTION REPORT: Steve Kinney of Public Opinion Strategies will provide an in-depth analysis of the Nov. 8 special election at the 7:30 a.m. Friday meeting of the Whittier-San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. The event will be held at the Pacific Palms Conference Center, One Industry Hills Parkway, Industry. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, write LACLC, 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 228, Commerce, or call Peter Bylsma, (323) 215-4500 or e-mail [email protected] INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE: Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, is accepting internship applications from college students and recent college graduates to work in his Brea and Washington, D.C., offices from January to June 30. Responsibilities would include providing phone support, assisting district residents, processing mail, conducting research and working with the staff on special projects. For more information and how to apply, visit www.house.gov/garymiller/internships.html. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The new club already has 15 members and will hold their first meeting today at 1 p.m. at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA, 2000 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, where its officers also will be installed. “We’re going to be promoting the principles of the Democratic Party – safe schools, more jobs, clean environment and a safety net for seniors,” he said. The club is expected to meet on the last Saturday of each month. A location still has to be set. LOS ANGELES INTRUDERS?: The United Teachers of Los Angeles was the biggest campaign contributor in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District school board race. The union that represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District gave Ana Valencia, who was re-elected to the board $12,000.