Open Board Seats 2014 – Empowerment Congress Southwest Area Neighborhood Development Council
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Homeowner Stakeholder Board Members
Term:2 Years

3 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age or older who owns a residence located within the ECSWANDC boundaries. Community stakeholder who is 16 years of age at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
candidate picMargaret Peters – Big changes are underway in the City and our neighborhood should not be left behind! Your vote for me gives all of us a seat at the table when decisions affecting the schools, infrastructure/economic development, diversity and the safety of our community are discussed. A vote for me will ensure a strong commitment and positive change for our community.Grandes cambios estan en marcha en la ciudad y nuestro barrio no se deben dejar atras! Su voto por mi nos da a todos un asiento en la mesa cuando se discuten las decisiones que afectan a las escuelas, infraestructura / el desarrollo economico, la diversidad y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad. Un voto por mi garantizara¬° un fuerte compromiso y un cambio positivo para nuestra comunidad.
pRISCILLA_sMITHPriscilla Ann Smith – I am a resident of the community. I am a stakeholder. I am a home owner, I have been the Block Club Chair for ten years; Normandie Haldale Block Club. I attend church in the community. I support my neighborhood and I like keeping my neighbors informed.I have a passion for working with the elderly. I know I can be a great source of knowledge and an asset to my community. I have also been involved with AT&T Pioneers.
Lee Shelton (WITHDREW)
DeWanna Sharp – Greetings! I am an extremely privileged mother and proud homeowner ready to advocate and execute a plan of action for equitable enhancements, developments, and/or expansions of services for our great community. I will work to ensure our City Council is accountable for promoting and including flourishing businesses, recreational services and academic programs for our families, youth, and senior citizens. I wish to partner with you to be the change and growth our community deserves. I seek your endorsement. Thank you.

Renter Stakeholder Board Members
Term:2 Years

2 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age or older who owns a residence located within the ECSWANDC boundaries. Community stakeholder who is 16 years of age at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Corporate PhotoBrent D. Page – Greetings South West area residents! My name is Brent D. Page and I’m a Renter Stakeholder looking to represent my neighborhood on the Empowerment Congress South West Board. My platform consists of 3 key areas. Community Engagement, Economic Development, and Neighborhood Safety. I represent a growing number of young professionals coming back to the area to establish families. I want to bring back the pride that new families had after World War II when they received the keys to their newly rented or purchased home. I’m willing to do whatever it takes and work closely with fellow board members to make the South West the place to be! On Saturday, May 3, 2014 if you’re looking for a candidate with the drive and determination to make our neighborhood a better place Vote Brent D. Page!
Thomasina Lawrence – I am interested in theSouthwest NC because I work, live, go to church and I have a Business in the community. I desire to serve the Stakeholders of the Southwest Area by keeping them informed of local City and State matters.

Business Stakeholder Board Members
Terms: 2 Years

2 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age or older who works or owns a business or business property within the ECSWANDC boundaries. Community stakeholder who is 16 years of age at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Ed Smith – I remember when Vermont & Manchester was the ‘go-to’ spot for neighborhood shopping. I also remember when Western Av was much the same. It can again. And I want to assist in making that happen. Being a business owner in the community, with plans in the works of bringing major Computer and electronic product and service offerings, will dedicate myself towards assisting the business aspects of growth in this region.
Lonella (Joy) Enix – Last year I ran for the neighborhood council board and became chair. I’ve been studying this tool for 15 months figuring out how to use it effectively in order to create real change. It takes a collaborative effort with people that are on the same page. Not only must we create a plan to increase economic development and jobs, support our schools, children and senior citizens and get our fare share of attention from City Hall but we must create a community that wants to come out of their homes and participate within their community. We can’t sit back passively and expect the politicians to make things better. It’s time we use the example set by more successful neighborhoods within L.A. and lead the charge. If we want it, we can have it! And I would like to be a part of leading the effort.

Organizational Stakeholder Board Members
Term:2 Years

3 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years of age or older who participate in a religious institution, educational institution, community organization, non profit organization, neighborhood association, school/parent group, faith based group, senior group, youth group, arts association, service organization, boys or girls club, cultural group, or environmental group within the ECSWANDC boundaries. Community stakeholder who is 16 years of age at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Michael A. Guynn – Everyday there are incidences of social injustice and suffering in our community. ECSWNC can be the catalyst needed to turn this negative tide around. Recognizing this need for change, I continue to submit myself in the service of the ECSWNC. Collectively we can carve from the hard rock of realty a space that ECSWNC can continue to grow and thrive. If we expect ECSWNC to grow and thrive, funding and financial responsibility will have to be the fuel to “feed” this expected growth. That’s why I’m asking for your endorsement as Member of the ECSWNC Board for the 2014-2015 Term.


At Large Stakeholder Board Members
Term:2 Years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election, who lives, works, or owns property in the Area Represented or those who declare a stake in the Area represented and affirm the factual basis for it. Community stakeholder who is 16 years of age at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Dave Wallace – Hello, My name is Dave Wallace. My Wife Yvonne and I are both homeowners and stakeholders of the eight district. We have raised three children on South Hobart Bl. So I have a vested interest regarding the vision for our community and the direction in which it is heading. I have coached both football and baseball at St. Andrews Recreation Center. Currently I coach youth football at Darby Park in Inglewood, Ca.There I take part in teaching young boys, many of whom are without men present in their lives, the game of football and how to be respectable men and fathers. I am also the President of a union that represents more than 500 employees in the City of Torrance. My passion and hobbies are hanging out with my wife and gardening, in that order. I will work tirelessly to make a positive change in this neighborhood if elected.

Youth Board Members
Term:2 Years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is between the ages of 16 and 25. If less than eighteen (18) years of age, the Youth Board member shall be precluded from voting on matters regarding the expenditure of funds, contracts, or recommendations to enter into contracts. Community stakeholder who is 16 years of age at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
ELECTIONS INFO

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mark Ridley Thomas
Constituent Service Center

8475 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, 90044

Polling Hours:
10 am – 2 pm

Self Affirmation

Vote by-Mail

Candidate Filing Closed 03/19/14

Deadline for Filing is March 19

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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:

clerk.election@lacity.org

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Fax to: (213) 978-0376

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ELECTIONS MANUAL

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