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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

VNC Candidates as of 13 April

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A few Venice Neighborhood Council candidates were not included in Monday’s Venice Update. As of today, the list is correct, but read the Election Event days below, and note that the list of candidates could still change.

Some of the Election Event dates also could change. There are 47 candidates running for 13 openings for the at-large community officer openings. It appears that one forum could be devoted to just hearing their inputs.

But whether it is a change in the line up or another date for an extra forum, the Venice Update will have the information and will come out with special issues to cover such. It is obvious that this election is important.

These are the candidates running and for positions listed:
President – Ira Koslow, Rick Selan, and Lydia Ponce

Vice President – Mark Lipman, Kelley S. Willis, Sue Kaplan, and George Francisco

Treasurer — Hugh Harrison

Secretary — Melissa “24/7″ Diner, Matthew A. Beltran, and Stefanie Holmes

Chair, Land Use and Planning – Thomas R. Sauer, Matthew Royce, Robin Rudisill, and Brian Silveira

Outreach Officer–Hollie Stenson and Matt Kline

Communications Officer — Evan D. White, Mike Bravo, and Nicole Ellingson

At Large Community Officer — Joe Murphy, Nate Golon, Shep Stern, Glojean Dabbs, Michael Maker, Lisa Werlwas, Colleen Saro, William Hawkins, Allan Jones, Sylvia Aroth, Marc Saltzberg, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jean Harrington, Noel Gould, Mary Anne Thomas, Gina Maslow, John Reed, Katherine Conway, Ilana Marosi, James Murez, Steve Livigini, Michelle Meepos, Vanessa Schreiber, Sunny Bak, Jed Pauker, Erin Darling, Lawrence Kalantari, Brooks Kephart, George Gineris, Steven Vulin, Cayley Lambur, Gabriel Ruspini, Antoinette Renee Reynolds, Maria Tenorio Bravo, Raphael “Spud” Anderson, Mark Kleiman, Wendy Lynn Kaysing, Carlo Lacuesta, Matt Shaw, Helene Rotolo, Damon Berger, Vytas Juskys, Barry Cassilly, Robert Thibodeau, Chris Wells, Haseeb Rahman, and Robert Schwan

Community Interest/Community Officer — Andrew Bozeman, Lauri Burns, Kevin Keresey, and Ace Norton

Election Events to come:
18 April – Deadline to challenge Candidate certification
20 April – Deadline to withdraw candidacy
5 May – Tentative deadline for candidates to submit photos and statements for VNC Election Guide
May — Delivery of the VNC Election Guide throughout Venice and before Candidate Forum
2 June – Candidate Forum (Because of the number of candidates running, there may be more than one forum. Stay tuned.)
5 June – VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTION, 10 am to 6 pm
8 June – Deadline for provisional voter supporting documentation
10 June – Deadline to request recount or challenge

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