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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Candidate Commitment is Closed; 47 Running for At-Large Community Officer Positions


All candidates for the Venice Neighborhood Council election have declared as of Wednesday, 6 April. There are 21 positions. There will be 13 selected from the 47 running for the at-large community officer position. Saturday, 9 April, was the last day to submit a photo and statement for viewing on EmpowerLA.org.

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

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, Sepideh Kashanian, 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, Michael 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, and Haseeb Rahman

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

Election Events to come:
13 April – Candidate Orientation
18 April – Deadline to challenge Candidate certification
21 April – Deadline to withdraw candidacy
25 May – Tentative deadline to submit photos and statements for VNC Election Guide that will be hand distributed throughout the VNC area
2 June – Candidate Forum
8 June – Deadline for provisional voter supporting documentation
10 June – Deadline to request recount or challenge

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