Del Rey NC 2014 Election – Election Day – Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12noon – 4pm, Del Rey Square (Community Room) 2017-01-09T12:30:25+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Area A Director

MATT WERSINGER

Area B Director

PETER HSU

Area C Director

THOM TAYLOR

Area D Director

LORENA ALVARADO

Area E Director

WESLEY FARROW

Area F Director

MIKA YAGI KIM

Area G Director

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ

Area H Director

MEIWAH WONG

President
JONATHON NEUMANN
Vice-President
MARLENE SAVAGE
Second Vice-President
ELLIE BERTWELL
Secretary
TANYA EVE FRANKLIN
Communications Officer
MARIANA AGUILAR
Parliamentarian
MITCHELL SNARY
Click here to download Final Canvass of Votes (pdf)

 

Open Board Seats 2014 – Del Rey 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 Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms community interest for it and who is 18 years old (minimum) on election day. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm community interest for it and who are 16 years old (minimum) on election day.
CANDIDATES FILED:
jonathon candidate pixJonathon Neumann – As a 19 year stakeholder in Del Rey, I have seen Del Rey grow and become a great community on Los Angeles’ westside. I have been proud to work with the neighborhood council over the last ten years to help guide the community, seeing the establishment of the Del Rey Farmer’s market and the Del Rey Jazz Band. I have rejoiced at seeing the community come together for Del Rey Day and the Del Rey Art Walk. But while there has been much progress, there is much still to be done. I would be honored to use my skills in business development and community relations to help make Del Rey even better. I believe we all owe it to our communities to give back and I humbly offer my name as a candidate for the President of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council. Thank You

Vice-President
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms a community interest for it and who is 18 years old (minimum) on election day. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm a community interest for it and who are 16 years old (minimum) on election day.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Marlene Savage – I have been living in Del Rey since 2003 and have been an active member of the Neighborhood Council system since 2005. I have previously served as first Vice President and would at this time would like to serve my community again. It takes a great deal of dedication and time of which I have along with the many years of experience acquired. I would like to have our council one of the best in the city of the 95 neighborhood councils.

Second Vice-President
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms a community interest for it and who is 18 years old (minimum) on election day. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm a community interest for it and who are 16 years old (minimum) on election day.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Ellie Bertwell – I’m honored to be on the DRNC Board and hope to have your support for a second term.***I’m an active member of the Outreach and Del Rey Day Committees, which along with very dedicated community members produced a fun, engaging Family Wellness festival.***I’m informed. I study the issues, ask questions, listen to stakeholders and make decisions that will benefit the community.
***I’m a strong voice for Del Rey and committed to making Del Rey a more sustainable and livable community. As the delegate to the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Land Use Committee, I bring broader attention to issues facing Del Rey and bring regional issues to the the DRNC. On my initiative, the Board sent a position statement to the Mayor and City Council supporting increased mass transit to LAX, a regional approach to air traffic and opposing expansion of the north runway.
Thank you.
Richard Profumo – I live in the area. My grandson goes to school here. I care what happens to my neighbors and friends.Peace is possible. Lets all get together and enjoy this life while we can!

Treasurer
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms community interest for it and who is 18 years old (minimum) on election day. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm community interest for it and who are 16 years old (minimum) on election day.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Secretary
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms a community interest for it and who is 18 years old (minimum) on election day. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm a community interest for it and who are 16 years old (minimum) on election day.

CANDIDATES FILED:

Tanya Bio PicTanya Eve Franklin – I am interested in serving on the Del Rey Neighborhood Council because I’m excited about the opportunities for neighbors to connect with one another and to support local events and issues. As a former middle school teacher and current attorney residing in Del Rey, I’m most passionate about education and services for children and families. I hope to be able to hear from our community members and make meaningful contributions to the work of the DRNC.

Communications Officer
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms community interest for it and who is 18 years old (minimum) on election day. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm community interest for it and who are 16 years old (minimum) on election day.

CANDIDATES FILED:

Mariana_Aguilar_Reg11_DRNC_2014Mariana Aguilar – I would be honored and humbled to serve the Del Rey Neighborhood Council as the Communications Officer. Being a third grade teacher, I have experience communicating and strategizing with many different groups: students, parents, faculty and staff. As a lifelong Angelino, USC alum and current LMU graduate student, I have developed partnerships with educational institutions, non-profits and the private sector. I am eager to bring these collaboration experiences and my communications skills to the Del Rey Neighborhood Council in order to make our community stronger. As the Communications Officer, I will expand educational resources to local schools, increase partnerships between non-profits and the private sector, and use social media to spotlight Del Rey as a diverse and prosperous neighborhood. Although I am new to the Del Rey community, I am eager to serve you, the key stakeholders in the community, and represent your voice to the LA City Council.

Parliamentarian
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms community interest for it and who is 18 years old (minimum) on election day. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area A and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Mitchell Snary – I have been a resident/property owner in Del Rey for four years. I live in the rapidly developing Area A (Glencoe/Maxella). The spark of new development in my community in 2013 caused me to become actively involved in the City Planning of the community and I have attended and spoken at meetings/hearings at most levels of Land Planning process including a Land Planning Commission Hearing at City Hall. I want to continue to build upon the experience and relationships that I have gained over the past year to give our community a fair voice for the future of our neighborhoods.
Area A Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area A and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area A and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Matthew Elliott Wersinger R11_DRNCMatt Wersinger – I am a 2 1/2 year resident of Del Rey along with my wife and 1 year old daughter, and am currently board President of Gallery Lofts on Glencoe Ave. Professionally, I am a television commercial Production Manager. While I believe we live in one of the best neighborhoods of Los Angeles, I’d like to ensure that we do better when it comes to issues of development, transportation, and police relations. Specifically, I’d like to improve bicycle access around our neighborhood and into surrounding areas; I’d like to form a neighborhood cleanup to get rid of unsightly trash; I’m interested in working with the LAPD to ensure the safety of our busy streets; and while I believe that development is necessary I would like to carefully review each plan to be sure it fits into our community and that each developer adds to the community as a whole.

Area B Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area B and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area B and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Peter Hsu -I am the current Area B director. I am an attorney and real estate investor. I have supported every proposed business and residential development project except for a homeless shelter.If I don’t know enough about an issue I abstain. Please check the minutes for my voting record.
Area C Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area C and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area C and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Renae Paonessa
All at BeachThom Taylor – As a resident of Del Rey since 2005, I’ve had the pleasure of building relationships with many neighbors and business owners who are proud to live in the area. My two children attend public school here (Goethe International) and we’ve been involved also with Short Elementary’s fund raising efforts over the years. My wife and I intend to live here until retirement (and perhaps beyond), and want to help the community in any manner possible so that it builds its positive image. I have worked the last 13 years in financial services (for Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley) and previous to that as a writer in the entertainment business (with two published books on the film industry). My wife is a TV writer who also wants to contribute any additional energies to helping the community. With that goal in mind, I would love to join the DRNC.
Area D Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area D and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area D and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Lorena Alvarado – I was born, raised, live, work, and play in Del Rey. For the past 1 1/2 years, I have served as the Area “D” Director. During this time, I have learned so much about the happenings in my neighborhood and the many ways to improve our community. I am also part of the Education Committee – which helps bring Del Rey schools and neighbors together through events and forums. I love my diverse community and hope to continue to see/make positive changes for our future. Thank You.
Area E Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area E and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area E and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
WesleyGeorgeFarrowWesley Farrow – I have proudly served as Treasurer of Del Rey Neighborhood Council over the past two years, and now I look forward to focusing more specifically on my home neighborhood of Area E.Connecting neighbors to one another and to the city is key to a healthy and vibrant Los Angeles. I will continue to pursue this goal throughout Del Rey as Area E Representative with my expertise and professional background in education, organizing, entrepreneurship, and administration.As Chair of the DRNC Education Committee I have seen us bring together students, parents, teachers, administrators, and neighbors to be more connected with the schools of Del Rey. Whether through sponsoring a community event or hosting a forum on local concerns, the Neighborhood Council will continue to be here on behalf of education and community in Del Rey.Please vote for me, Wesley Farrow, on May 18th.Thank you!
Area F Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area F and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area F and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Candidate Picture_Mika Yagi KimMika Yagi Kim – I am a resident/property owner, business owner and a community interest stakeholderin Del Rey. I am committed to ensuring that our community has a high satisfactionwith life. I currently lead and manage the development of a county-wide happiness movement in Los Angeles to initiate the never attempted before effort to evalute the city’s overall satisfaction with life and hope that Del Rey will play a major role as a community to participate in this project. Previous to this role, I was a Sustainablity Specialist at Gensler, a global architecture and planning firm in Los Angeles, where I’ve provided consulting and techinical expertise to a wide range of projects across 9 regions and 46 offices. Please vote for me as the Area F Director on May 18th!
Area G Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area G and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area G and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Enrique Fernandez
Area H Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area H and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property/business or other interest within Area H and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
MeiWah_SelfieMeiwah Wong – I have been a resident in Del Rey Area H Director since 2000. I have served in this position since Oct 2013 and interested to continue in this role. It has been a joy to live in this neighborhood and it is important to me that Del Rey remain a safe and comfortable neighborhood for all residents. Having served on several boards in the past, it is important to me that not only the funds that are provided to the Del Rey Neighborhood Council by the City of LA are used responsibly but also that the residents (homeowners, renters and businesses) have a voice. Thank you for your consideration in me and I look forward to the opportunity of serving my area again in the next term 2014 – 2015.
ELECTIONS INFO

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Polling Hours:
12 noon to 4 pm

Del Rey Square (Community Room)
11976 Culver Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90066

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Candidate Filing Closed 4/3/14

Deadline for Filing is April 3

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City Clerk Elections Division
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