Empowerment Congress North Area NC 2014 Elections 2017-01-09T12:30:25+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
President
ANDREA CANTY
Vice President

JOSYEL CASTELLON

Secretary

EDDIE NORTH-HAGER

At-Large Elected Representative

BRETT SHEARS

Area 1 Representatives

CHRISTINE EUN LEE

YELBA CASTELLON

Area 2 Representatives

BRANDON FLOYD

OTTO KHERA

Area 3 Representatives

DAVID N. TOOL

SABRINA D. BROWN

Click here to download Final Canvass of Votes (pdf)

 

Open Board Seats 2014 – Empowerment Congress North ANDC
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 a business, owns real estate, attends school or attends religious organization within the council boundary and who is 16 years or
older.
Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within the council boundary and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Andrea_Canty_Reg10_ECNNC_2014Andrea Canty – Dear Neighbors and Friends,
I would be honored to be re-elected as President of the NANDC. I served one term as president and one term as the education representative. As president, our board has gone through a restructuring period and we are almost at a place where I feel we can me most effective. It takes a while to get seats filled and everyone thinking about a common mission and vision for our community. I believe we now have that and would hope that I am given 2 more years to complete some projects that weĆ¢??ve started such as the Jefferson Blvd. beautification project, communicating and supporting programs in our local schools and parks, and improving our outreach with our neighborhood councils. Thank you for your consideration and your vote.

Vice President
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns a business, owns real estate, attends school or attends religious organization within the council boundary and who is 16 years or
older.
Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within the council boundary and who are 16 years or older.
CARLA 2012Carla Hawkins – I have resided in Los Angeles over fifty years. Also, I have been employed by the City of Los Angeles nearly thirty-four years, and I have a master degree in publice administration. My vested interest to assist in maintaining the integrity of the diversed communites through neighborhood empowerment is genuinely grass-rooted.
Josyel_CastellonJosyel Castellon – I have been an active member of this neighborhood council for over 5 years. During my years of service I have led various projects, including our annual holiday activities, and the Annual Spring into Health Festival, made possible by our partnership with Charles Drew University, and Martin Luther King Jr. Park. It is my goal for the following term to continue to ensure that this community is well represented at city budget meetings where critical decisions are made. As Vice-President of NANDC, I will also continue to work with residents, local organizations, and businesses to ensure that we benefit from the changes in our community and that they focus on an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles for youth and families. I am a proud resident of this neighborhood and I would be honored to continue my service as Vice-President. Thank you for your vote!

Secretary
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns a business, owns real estate, attends school or attends religious organization within the council boundary and who is 16 years or
older.
Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within the council boundary and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Elizabeth Guzman R10_ECNANDCElizabeth Guzman – Elizabeth Guzman, a sophomore pursuing her bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in digital studies, is currently the public relations coordinator for USC Kid Watch. As the public relations coordinator, Elizabeth is responsible of engaging the public through various social media platforms, documenting all events, and creating innovative media. She is able to exercise her interests in photography and social justice through her work at Kid Watch. Elizabeth enjoys serving the community surrounding USC and sustaining the critical relationship between the University and the neighboring communities. Elizabeth has helped organize the annual USC Kid Watch Public Safety Conference, lead a workshop on messaging and communications for members and is currently working on multimedia projects that highlight community leaders’ efforts to keep their neighborhoods safe. She hopes to one day use her experience gained at USC Kid Watch as a media relations manager or public policy analyst.
Edward North-Hager R10_ECNANDCEdward North-Hager – I encourage all of my neighbors to find partners to help them create the community they want to call home.The Neighborhood Council can help.During my years volunteering to represent our community’s interest on the board, we have supported a celebration of Dia de los Muertos as it became a tradition and we created the now annual Spring in Health Festival.As a board, we decided to leverage the funds that the city gave us to support recurring and proven programs created by community members.Scholarships to science camps. Water polo uniforms. Block club get-togethers. Civic-minded language classes.We even were part of a deal to get a few more trees out of the Space Shuttle’s mission through our neighborhood. Far out.We didn’t do it alone. Really I played only a small role. But these items all came before your Neighborhood Council. Hope to see you there.

Area 1 Representatives
Term: 2 years

2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own
a business, own real estate,
attend school or attend religious
organization within Area 1 and
who are 16 years or older.
Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within the council boundary and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
ChristineEunLee_EmpowermentCongressNorth.REg10Christine Eun Lee – I was raised in this neighborhood and understand the riches of our culture planted in this area. I’d like to contribute my experience with Korean Culture Center and USC Foreign Students for smarter community involvement and government affairs.
Yelba Castellon – I have lived in this community for 28 years. For over 20 years, I have been a business owner. Through my business I have come to know the needs of the community. For the last year as the Business Representative. As a NANDC member I have also used utilized my business to outreach to the community. As a Spanish speaker I will continue to connect the surrounding multicultural community to NANDC.

Area 2 Representatives
Term: 2 years

2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within Area 2 and who are 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within the council boundary and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
BfloydnandcBrandon Floyd – Hello my name is Brandon Floyd and I am running for Area 2 Representative. I want to serve and give a voice to the constituents in my community. I have lived in the western area of Exposition Park – King Estates now- for almost my entire life. This is where I call home and I would like to beautify and help bring economic resources and sustainability back to the community. I will work with the stakeholders, neighborhood council and others to get the job done. As you, I care about where we go to from here
Ted StDic – Very committed and civic minded board member. Making sure that we get our fair share of city services while encouraging us to lead by example and take initiative in doing right by your fellow man.
Otto Khera R10_ECNANDCOtto Khera – I have worked at USC for 12 years in the area of teaching and learning with technology. I am committed to empowering youth, families, the elderly, and the disabled to have access to affordable and safe non-car transportation options, healthy food choices, outdoor leisure activities, and a healthy and safe daily life. I will leverage available USC resources of all kinds to engage efforts that address the needs of the community, and the balance between health, business, and family.

Area 3 Representatives
Term: 2 years

2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within Area 3 and who are 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within the council boundary and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
david_tool_pic (1)David N. Tool – Building a strong neighborhood network that is aware and well-trained for emergencies and mutual support and knows fellow community members well is key to surviving a disaster. I would especially like to work on this specific task and others as possible.
Sabrina_BrownSabrina D. Brown – I would be honored to be re-elected as the Area 3 Representative for the NANDC Board. Currently I am working for the University of Southern California ( USC) for 16 years and 7 years as the Crime Prevention and Community Outreach officer. My goals are to continue bridging gaps for programs that will enhance our community.

At-Large Elected Representative
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, or owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms the factual basis for it and who is 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own a business, own real estate, attend school or attend religious organization within the council boundary and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Default PictureBrett Shears – My primary goal as an at-large representative of the NANDC will be to articulate to the community the mission of the Neighborhood Councils. Lack of awareness is a major problem amongst NANDC constituents and Neighborhood Councils in general.Most community members don’t know that each Council has $37,000 at their disposal every year to spend on community development projects. If you have ideas for how we should use this money to help the community, I want to hear them. Please email me at BrettShears2020@gmail.com to talk further.I thank you sincerely for being an involved member of the community and for taking time out of your schedule to vote in this election.
ELECTIONS INFO

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Loren Miller Park
2717 Halldale Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90018

Polling Hours:

10 am – 2 pm

Self-Affirmation

No Vote by-Mail

Candidate Filing Closed 03/26/14

Deadline for Filing is March 26

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Mail to:

City Clerk Elections Division
555 Ramirez Street, Space 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Email to:

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Fax to: (213) 978-0376

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