Glassell Park NC 2014 Election-ELECTION DAY-Saturday, April 26, 10am-4pm, Glassell Park Community Center & Senior Center 2017-01-09T12:30:28+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Area 1 Representative
LORENZO TOVAR
Area 3 Representative
CRYSTAL LYNNE OROZCO
Area 4 Representative
MOLLY LYNN TAYLOR
Area 5 Representative
FRANCISCO “SCO” CONTRERAS
Area 6 Representative
ANDRE SAHAKIAN
Area 7 Representative
GLADYS M. PINTO-MUNOZ
Business Representative

JAKE DANIEL SNEIDER

BRADLEY

Institutional Representative, Faith-Based
RUBY B. DE VERA
Institutional Representative, Educational
AVA POLANCO
Organizational Representatives

PAUL BLANCO

MARGE PIANE

At-Large Representative

MICHAEL DIVIC

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Open Board Seats 2014 – Glassell Park NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT
QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
At-Large Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or who declares a stake in the GPNC and affirms an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years of age or older with community interest within the GPNC boundaries. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Suzanne Swain Cabriales – Glassell Park is a unique and colorful area that fully represents the cultural and ethnic mix that represents our city at large. Mt Washington is home to one of the best elementary schools in all of Los Angeles. My current job in nursing has highlighted the need to bring healthcare education to the level of the community. There are so many layers to what underlies illness and much of it stems from our community environment: lack of adequate nutrition, inadequate housing, heating/cooling needs, lack of access to basic healthcare need, lack of community safety infrastructure. I would hope to be able to provide educational backbone and structure to goals undertaken by the Neighborhood Council. This would be an honor to provide this type of service to the place that I have called home for the past 30 years.
Michael Divic – I am looking forward to the opportunity to participate on the Neighborhood Council for a second term this year. We are positioned well this year to continue to make significant positive change in our community.
Area 1 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who resides within Area 1 and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Marcela_GuerreroMarcela Guerrero – My name is Marcela Guerrero and I have lived in Glassell Park for only a few years, but in those few years this city has found a very special place in my heart. I have seen it transform into something amazing in such a short time, and I would very much like to be a part of seeing even more changes enacted.It would be such a pleasure to serve this community
Adam M West – I have been a resident of the Fletcher Square since 2012. While I am fairly new to the area, I have grown fond of the community and wish to see it prosper and grow. As a member of the entertainment industry, I would advocate for increased film and TV production in the area, and efforts to attract new businesses. I want to see more programs to help clean and beautify our neighborhood, making it a safe and clean place for everyone.
AJ_HALLAJ Hall – I’ve been proud to call Glassell Park my home for over 3 years. Over those 3 years, I’ve watched the neighborhood grow and discovered many of the the riches Glassell Park has to offer: the community garden on Drew St. where I tend a plot, the public pool, the parks, our local cart vendors, the “Glassellland” sign, and so much more.I want to be part of Glassell Park’s continued rise, and help make our neighborhood even better. I truly think we are the #1 neighborhood in L.A., a true gem in this sprawling metropolis; shining out like a diamond in the rough.I know I can make a difference, and if you elect me as Neighborhood Councilman, we can make that difference together!
Lorenzo_Tovar_Reg8_GPNC_2014Lorenzo Tovar – As a middle school teacher, I feel that one major focus of our community should be the continued improvement of our schools. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and have experienced the disparity in the quality of education throughout the city first hand, both in my own upbringing and in the classroom with my own students today. However, I was privileged enough to have an incredibly strong support system that allowed me to overcome the obstacles I faced. We must continue to work toward creating a culture of support and encouragement in our community for our families and students to be able to be succeed in their ambitions, whether that is in business ventures, education, or the general betterment of the neighborhood. I would be honored to serve on Glassell Park’s Neighborhood Council to advocate for the community and implement changes that community members feel are necessary.

Area 2 Representative Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who resides within Area 2 and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Area 3 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who resides within Area 3 and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Crystal Lynne Orozco
Area 4 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who resides within Area 4 and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
MollyProMolly Lynn Taylor – We live in one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and I take great pride in both our neighborhood and our city. My primary goal in running for Neighborhood Council is to preserve and improve our quality of life in Glassell Park. I want to bring our community together on issues that impact us all, honor what we’ve done right in the past, and identify where improvements can be made for the future.My name is Molly Lynn Taylor, I am a resident of Glassell Park, Los Angeles and it would be my honor to serve our community representing area 4 on the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council.Hola! Mi nombre es Molly Lynn Taylor, soy una residente de Glassell Park en Los Angeles. Seria un honor para mi poder servir nuestra comunidad de la Area 4 en el Glassell Park Neighborhood Council.
MI PICMaggie Lopez-Robles – My name is Maggie Lopez Robles, resident of the Beautiful Glassell Park area for over 35 years, I am a member of the community police advisory board (CPAB) and neighborhood watch associate, have participated in numerous neighborhood clean-up events and other outreach endeavors. If elected, this will be my second year representing area 4 which will do with pride and respect, because Glassell Park is not only my place of residence but also my business venue, therefore it is my outmost priority to assist in creating a healthy environment for families and children, clean streets and promote a healthy economic growth.
Commander Chuck Street and Tom PattersonTom Patterson – As an active 30 year LAPD Reserve Officer (CDL-1), I understand the importance of community service and maintaining a safe environment for families in our area. My goal is to work closely with the LAPD Northeast Division Senior Lead Officers to make our neighborhoods safer. For the last 36 years, my primary job has been in the Entertainment Industry for Radio and Television. I am currently the Supervisor of Technical Operations for a major Television Network in Hollywood. I also serve on the Board of Directors for two entertainment organizations and actively involved with AFTRA/SAG and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I am well respected in my field and it would be an honor to represent the residents and businesses in Glassell Park Area 4.
Area 5 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who resides within Area 5 and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
FranciscoContreras_GlassellPark.REg8Francisco “Sco” Contreras – I am a proud resident of Glassell Park and I seek your support for Area 5 representative. Making cities wonderful places to live has been my lifelong passion. I graduated from Stanford University with an Urban Studies degree that focused on architecture, urban design, and community-driven participatory planning. I continued my studies of the built environment and community engagement at UCLA and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and a Master’s Degree in Architecture. I have been a city planner for almost 10 years and know the importance of engaging residents in the development of their neighborhoods. That is why I want to represent you and the needs of our diverse residential and business community. Together we can create a healthy and sustainable Glassell Park and a prosperous and resilient Los Angeles. Thank you for your support and for taking time to vote in your Neighborhood Council elections.
Arlene GPNCArlene C Santos – I have been a resident of Glassell Park for the last 3 years and love our community. We have an amazing neighborhood with outstanding potential to be even better. It is my goal to serve our community and make positive changes for those who like me, call Glassell Park home.
KirstinMcLatchieKirstin McLatchie – I’ve lived in LA for 5 years, but didn’t really feel like I’d found myself “home” until I moved to Glassell Park. I work at nearby Occidental College and volunteer with the Eagle Rock Yacht Club who hosts kids dodgeball and other programs at the Glassell Park Rec Center. With a background in design and communications, I look forward to fostering deeper dialogue and engagement with our thriving community both on and offline and continuing to elevate our presence within the greater NELA community.
Area 6 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who resides within Area 6 and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Andre Sahakian PhotoAndre Sahakian – My name is Andre Sahakian and I’ve been a resident of Glassell Park for over 23 years. Having lived in Area 6 for most of that time, I was privileged to represent this area on GPNC for approximately one year, during which I got to know our residents and stakeholders and what is important to them. I have a strong background in urban planning, having studied and worked in the field for over 5 years. I understand how the City of Los Angeles works, and will bring my knowledge to benefit those I represent. I am also passionate about economic development and improving our neighborhood for all who live and work in it. My goal is to be an active voice for Glassell Park and bring the needs and desires of our community to the table in a collaborative spirit when decisions are being made that will affect us all.
Greg_MaherGreg R Maher – If I look familiar but you’re not sure you know me, it’s probably because you know our dog – Sligo. Hello! I have been a home owner in Area 6 for 10 years. My interest lay in preserving the quality of life in our neighborhood while promoting more economic development within Glassell Park. I have worked for 15 years on issues involving livable communities and active transportation as a Senior Designer at Alta Planning + Design and am very familiar navigating the bureaucracy of LA Metro as well as the City and County of Los Angeles. I feel lucky to be able to live out my passions for multi-modal transportation; improving bus, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, all while cycling to work and urban farming our 1/4 acre homestead. I am an active listener who fosters consensus building to reach successful common goals. I look forward to serving on the GPNC.
Area 7 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who resides within Area 7 and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Gladys_MunozGladys M. Pinto-Munoz – My Name is Gladys M. Pinto-Munoz, I have been a resident of Glassell Park for over 28 years and love it, my kids now 33, 29 and 25 have spent many happy hours at Glassell Park Recreation Center playing different sports and participating in different activities through out the years.I am running to be the Representative for Area 7 because I would like to continue making a difference in our beautiful community, I want the best for our residents, specially our Seniors that have given so much to this community and now need us to take care of some of their needs.
It will be an honor to serve as Area 7 Representative, there is much more to do to improve our community and I am willing to work hard to make it happen.
Business Representatives
Term: 2 years
3 Elected Stakeholders with business interests within the GPNC boundaries who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
imageJake Daniel Sneider – My wife and I are residents of NELA and we want to see this area grow and prosper. My wife started Lemon Poppy Kitchen in the Verdugo Plaza shopping center almost two years ago and we are very excited by the positive changes we have seen in this community in that time. My wife also works at Verdugo Bar at night. I am interested in representing business interests on the GPNC in order to ensure Glassell Park continues to move forward and so we all have the opportunity to live, work, and play in a safe, vibrant, and prosperous community.
Lynn Moses (WITHDREW)
Bradley R8_GPNCBradley – AS ONE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (GPNC) AND SERVING IN MANY OF THE NC ELECTED BOARD POSITIONS, I HAVE A VESTED INTEREST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE GPNC REMAINS OPEN, TRANSPARENT AND A COUNCIL WITH INTERGRITY. IF I AM ELECTED AS A BUSINESS REP. I INTEND TO WORK WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS, BUSINESSES AND MERCHANTS IN THE AREA TO CONTINUE UPLIFTING OUR REVITALIZED COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS, TRANSIT-ORIENTED BY-WAYS, AND TRANSPORTATION LANES. iT REMAINS IMPORTANT THAT ECONOMIC INCENTIVES AND JOB CREATION REMAIN PARAMOUNT TO THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD A VOTE FOR BRADLEY IS A VOTE FOR PROGRESS, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND VITALITY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, THE COMUNITY OF GLASSELL PARK.
Institutional Representative,
Faith-Based
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder with interests in faith-based institutions within the GPNC boundaries who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Ruby De VeraRuby De Vera
Institutional Representative,
Educational
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder with interests in educational institutions within the GPNC boundaries who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Polanco_AvaAva Polanco – I’ve been a Special Education Teacher at Glassell Park Elementary for over 9 years. I have sponsored a Students Run LA team for kids in our neighborhood and have developed deep life long friendships here to the point that I felt the need to move into the area. It would be an honor to serve the community I now call home.
David_Gonzalez_PictureDavid M. Gonzalez – A lifelong resident of northeast Los Angeles and graduate of local public schools, I’m currently a field representative at the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District. I promote public participation in education policy issues and develop policy recommendations that advance student achievement. Recent initiatives I’ve worked on include: introducing a high school laptop pilot program into LAUSD’s innovative one-to-one technology project; exploring options for expanding access to school libraries; and hosting budget town halls to gather public input on priorities for school funding. I’m passionate about improving the educational experiences and outcomes for all Los Angeles students and I sincerely look forward to partnering with Glassell Park stakeholders to foster positive change within our schools and neighborhood. It would be a true honor and privilege to serve as your educational representative. Thank you for your consideration.
Celina_PintoCelina Pinto – My name is Celina Pinto, I have lived in Glassell Park all my life, I attended Fletcher Elementary, Irving Middle School and Eagle Rock High School and now I am working at Fletcher Elementary as a Campus Aid.I care a bout the education of all the kids in Glassell Park, that is why I am running for the position of Educational Representative because I want to be able to make a difference in the community that I love.
Organizational Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Stakeholders with interests in organizations within the GPNC boundaries who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the GPNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Marge Piane
Anne Dailey – I have lived in Glassell Park since 2005 and have seen the neighborhood grow and change. I would love to be a part of the process.
Paul Blanco – I AM EXCITED!!!!!!!!!
Lazaro pictureLazaro Aguero – I’ve been a resident of Glassell Park for more than 10 years. I am the President of Casa Peru Los Angeles, an organization that is open to all resident of Glassell Park. We offer different activities to help our community; we also offer free educational and cultural workshops throughout the year.
We participated in our neighborhood clean-up and different events to improve the Glassell Park Area. My goal is to continue working hard to provide healthy environment for the families and children in our neighborhood. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this election.
Yo pertenezco a Casa Peru Los Angeles, organizacion que ofrece actividades para ayudar a nuestra comunidad asi como tambien ofrecemos diferentes charlas durante todo el año.
Como residente de Glassell Park me comprometo a seguir trabajando para que nuestras familias y niños tengan un ambiente saludable para vivir. Gracias por su participacion.
Antonio Pineda R8_GPNCAntonio Pineda – I have been an active member of Victory Outreach Church of Eagle Rock in District 5 since 2012. I have had the privilege to work with the At-Risk-Youth of our community and their families. I’m well aware of the needs of our community and it would be a great opportunity to serve in the GPNC.
Channa Grace – As a NELA resident with a passion for community service, I am the president of a locally based non-profit. I am seeking to participate more actively in civic affairs. I have personally experienced that it truly takes all of us coming together with our divergent interests and backgrounds to support the health, well being and vibrancy of neighborhood’s such as “Glassell Land”.I know what it takes to work collaboratively with all kinds of people and arrive at a place where there can be “win-win”. Glassell Park is on the move and through the GPNC I hope to be a voice for the very best that our community is and will be.
ELECTIONS INFO

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Polling Hours:

10 am to 4 pm

Glassell Park Community Center
and Senior Center

3750 N. Verdugo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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Candidate Filing Closed 03/19/14

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