SUNLAND-TUJUNGA NC ELECTIONS

OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
President
MARK SEIGEL
First Vice-President
PAOLINA MILANA-EDWARDS
Second Vice-President
CINDY CLEGHORN
Secretary
MELODEE PATTERSON
Treasurer
ANTOINETTE “NINA” ROYAL
Stakeholder Group Representatives
RICHARD STEWART
PATRICK O’BRIEN
LYDIA J. GRANT
JOE DECENZO
ALBERT TIMINS
KRYSTEE CLARK
JANET L. LINSALATO
JOHN “BLUE” HERGET
Region 1 Representative
ANGELA VICK
KRESSE A. ARMOUR
Region 2 Representative
THOMAS P. SMOKER JR.
ARSEN KARAMIANS
Region 3 Representative
MICHAEL JONES
MICHAEL HIGBY
Region 4 Representative
ARAZ PARSEGHIAN
VACANT – no candidate
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Open Board Seats 2012 – Sunland-Tujunga NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
President Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Tomi L. Bowling WITHDREW

Ben Wallace

I have been a resident of Sunland Tujunga for 30 years.  My goal if elected will be to allow us all to have a voice and a part in building a “partnership” together within our community!!! I want to give the people a change that will allow us all to be heard.  Lets continue building together.

Mark Seigel

Now is the time to bring our community together to make it a a better place for ourselves, our children, our parents, and our friends. Lets show the City how a community should be, and what it can accomplish together!

First Vice-President Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED: 

Paolina Milana-Edwards

My parents emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. As a first-generation daughter of a barber and seamstress, I learned early how hard work and determination can make anything possible. Learning English; putting myself through college – first in my family to earn a Master’s; moving solo from Chicago to California; buying my first home in Tujunga; getting married; opening a business here: BELIEVING in dreams, PURSUING happiness & SUCCEEDING. Anything is possible.I look at the Sunland-Tujunga communities, and that’s what I see: POSSIBILITIES and together we can make things happen. As your VP of Community Improvement, I pledge to use my Marketing & Public Relations background to make things happen, to make a difference, to strenthen traditions and build on our foundation, while enhancing neighborhoods and attracting smart family-friendly businesses. I believe we can become the Jewel of The Foothills, because it IS possible and because WE DESERVE IT.

Second Vice-President Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED: 

Cindy Cleghorn

Looking forward to working with new board members on the STNC and expanding our outreach to our great community groups and stakeholders. The STNC has done and will continue to do great things in the future.I will continue to appear at City Hall and neighborhood council committees on behalf of the STNC and community.

Secretary Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and are 16 years old at the time of filing for candidacy. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Melodee Patterson
Treasurer Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and are 16 years old at the time of filing for candidacy. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED: 

Antoinette “Nina” Royal

I am a 25 year resident of Sunland-Tujunga. I’m active in public safety and outreach. I’m looking forward to continue working with the STNC, as it moves forward with new volunteers and also continuing to represent the STNC at City Hall meetings. With the limited budget that STNC has Iam up to date on the latest news from DONE and City Hall regarding neighborhood council expenditures and ethics.

Stakeholder Group Representatives Term: 2 years 8 Elected Stakeholders who provide proof of membership in a group that falls into the category they wish to represent. That group must possess a facility and/or hold regular meetings within the boundaries of the STNC, or the candidate must live, and the candidate must attend meetings at that branch of the organization. Stakeholders must be 16 years old at the time of filing for candidacy. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it or who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within the STNC boundaries and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Lydia J. Grant – Parent Representative

Janet L. Linsalato – Union Representative

I have lived in Sunland-Tujunga for the past 25 years. I have raised my 4 children here. I have enjoyed the rural atmosphere in this community and will do all I can to protect the rural environment.I have served 3 terms on the council. I have been a region 3 rep and region 1 rep. I am currently serving as the union rep. There are several unions that represent workers that live and work in this neighborhood and I will represent them. Thank you for the opportunity.

John “Blue” Herget – Veterans Representative

I’d like to run as “Vet-Rep” one more time. I created the position to help vets, but it naturally expanded to homeless vets, others losing houses, and elderly care.I’ve become a small expert on the complex VA as severe illnesses I contacted in Vietnam suddenly came back 40 years later and nearly killed me. I dealt with the VA alone without legal council, and moved my disability rating from 0% to 70% last November.

In this struggle, I also had to deal with sudden forced unemployment stemming from my medic work disabilities, some which plague me to this day.

(I worked as a medic for 40 years.)

These realities, and subsequently almost losing my house, gave me invaluable insights into the struggles of our fading middle class as well as the homeless.

I ultimately succeeded in overcoming everything, and I wish to use these skills to help my neighbors.

Patrick O’Brien – Veterans Outreach

I have been commander of American Legion Post 377 Sunland Tujunga for several years. I want to let Veterans know what entitlements they have from being in the service.

Krystee Clark – Entertainment Industry Representative

I have been a professional in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and a member of SAG-AFTRA.I cherish the diverse culture of our Sunland-Tujunga community and take pride in our indigenous environment and clean air. I will work to promote our unique lifestyle, locally driven business culture and help to save our open spaces!

Our remarkable neighborhood has appeared in numerous television shows and films including Terminator Salvation, Memento, and Sons of Anarchy.

I will act as a liaison between film crews and residents in order to establish communication and maintain mutual understanding and cooperation. I will ensure our community benefits from the exposure.

Please, take the time to come out and vote!

The Neighborhood Council system is young and growing with potential to make a difference.

Let’s work together to create the Utopian paradise our original settlers envisioned. Thank you!

Joe DeCenzo – Poets and Writers Representative

When development and growth pervade a region, it is important to nurture the arts and culture right along side. It fosters a sense of understanding and unity among the diverse elements that build our neighborhoods. Our poets and writers are the legacy of the artists enclave that was formed here a century ago, and I’m optimistic they will impact the appreciation of our heritage and current perception of Sunland-Tujunga in the eyes of all the city if given the voice and forums to do so. My experience as an event producer here in Sunland-Tujunga tells me we are community and that our poets and writers desire to engage the public. My associations with Bolton Hall Museum, the McGroarty Arts Center and the Poetry and Literature Committee, as well, have given me the tools and contacts required to draw us together. Further support means further accomplishments. Thank you.

Richard Stewart – Environmental Representative

The streets of Sunland-Tujunga need help. I would like to represent them with an Adopt a Street programI’ve named the Sunland-Tujunga Belly Buster Club, due to the obvious exercise benefits of picking up litter.My passion is clean streets and parks free of litter and weeds. I have found others with the same interest. I feel with some leadership and volunteers, we can lead the way to a cleaner environment in Sunland-Tujunga and greater Los Angeles.

Albert Timins – Seniors Representative

I am a 52 year resident of Sunland-Tujunga. I have owned businesses and property, brought business to the community and designed and organized the installation of the War Memorial at Sunland Park. Iwant to work to improve the quality of life in Sunland-Tujunga with my experience, history and activism.

Region 1 Representative Term: 2 years 2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in Region 1 and are 16 years old at the time of filing for candidacy. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. In addition, those individuals who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within Region 1 and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED: 

Kresse A. Armour

To the People of Sunland Tujunga:

I am running for Region One Representative on the board of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and would like your vote. I believe that my professional experience, as well as my solid commitment to community service and good government, firmly grounds me as a candidate.

I am active in the community volunteering my services as a current STNC board member, Rotarian, and writer for Voice of the Village. I am also active with the Watermelon Festival.

I am currently a professional of Political Science at Los Angeles City College. My resume includes experience as a newspaper editor; serving as Public Relations Manager and Film Office Manager for the city of Big Bear Lake; and I am also an interpreter for the deaf.

I have strongly honed communication and leadership skills. I am resourceful, innovative, creative, dependable, and have a reputation for getting the job done.

Angela Vick

My name is Angela Vick. I have lived in Sunland/Tujunga for the majority of my life. I have held many managerial positions throughout my career. The majority of my professional background is in Telecommunications working as a team player for a corporate giant in the industry for over 13 years. My promise to you is to pick up the slack in areas that command attention. I plan to initiate the re- beautification of our mountain community. I will work on eliminating refuse along the Main Boulevard as well as eradication of graffiti in various hard hit areas in town. When elected, you can count on me to work diligently for the community and will not relent until significant progress is made. I am a leader, however Iam the team player that we all need to be in order to make a real difference.

Region 2 Representative Term: 2 years 2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in Region 2 and are 16 years old at the time of filing for candidacy. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. In addition, those individuals who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within Region 2 and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED: 

Thomas P. Smoker Jr.

I was raised here in Tujunga from elementary school to high school.I served 12 years in the military, came back to Tujunga to purchase my house.

I am an active member of the community, and support all local business.

Arsen Karamians

I have been a member for two years + and world like to continue to be a contributing member as long as I am helpful to my community.

Region 3 Representative Term: 2 years 2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in Region 3 and are 16 years old at the time of filing for candidacy. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. In addition, those individuals who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within Region 3 and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED: 

Michael Higby

Do you believe Sunland-Tujunga can be an even better place to live, work and play? I worked for over ten years on the NoHo Arts District and am committed to apply what I learned there to our community. We can revitalize our town through small business, food and the arts. I am committed to doing what it takes to protect and preserve the special nature of this community by engaging all of you and our government officials. I served three years on the Midtown NoHo Neigborhhod Council, am a past Chamber board member and a Past State President of the California Junior Chamber. I have extensive experience in business and community service. I love our community here in the Foothills! I would appreciate your consideration to serve you!!

Michael Jones

I’m a 15 year resident. I am employed in Tujunga for 12+ years. My daughter goes to school at Mt. Gleason. I’m interested in activities for our youth, public safety including ham radio and emergency services.

Region 4 Representative Term: 2 years 2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in Region 4 and are 16 years old at the time of filing for candidacy. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the neighborhood or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. In addition, those individuals who are identified by participation in business, educational, faith- based, community service, youth and special interest organizations that are located or that meet regularly within Region 3 and who are 16 years of age or older.
CANDIDATES FILED: 

Karen Zimmerman WITHDREW

Araz Parseghian

My extensive experience and background as an entrepreneur and leader in various major corporations will make me an invaluable addition to the board.

As a Current STNC Region 3 Representative and Captain of The Crystal View Neighborhood Watch, I bring best practices and proficient recommendations for all of the city’s neighborhoods. Making the need of Region 4 and Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood as a whole my primary goal.

After having solar panels installed on my own home, I have taken a great deal of interest from witnessing the amny environment and financial benefits. I would love to see every home in the Sunland-Tujunga area to have solar panels, making us the first true “Green Neighborhood” in Los Angeles. I would like to take on  aproject working closely with the council office and LADWP to make as many homes as possible in Sunland-Tujunga evergy independent.

Thank you for your consideration and votes.

Parliamentarian  1 Appointed The Parliamentarian shall be a member of the Executive Committee, and shall be appointed by the STNC President. Not Applicable
ELECTIONS INFO

North Valley Neighborhood City Hall
7747 Foothill Blvd
Tujunga CA 91042

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