Historic Highland Park NC 2014 Elections – ELECTION DAY – Saturday, April 26, 9am-3pm, Highland Park Senior Center 2017-01-09T12:30:28+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Directors-At-Large
GRAEME FLEGENHEIMER

MAURO A GARCIA

LIZ AMSDEN

STANLEY W. MOORE

JOHANNA A SANCHEZ *

DIEGO R. SILVA *

HARVEY SLATER

FERNANDO VILLA

AMIRAH NOAMAN

BOO CABAN

JAVIER CABRAL

JESSICA CEBALLOS

MIGUEL RAMOS

SUSANNE HUERTA

MIRANDA A RODRIGUEZ **

MANUEL AVILA **

President
MONICA ALCARAZ
First Vice-President
AARON SALCIDO
Second Vice-President
DIEGO R. SILVA *
Secretary
JOHANNA A SANCHEZ *
Treasurer

JOAN POTTER

Click here to download Final Canvass of Votes with Provisional Ballots (pdf)
* These candidates were elected to two seats, both chose to vacate the Directors-At-Large seats.
** These candidates were elected to the vacated Directors-At-Large seats.
Challenge 1Response 1
Challenge 2Response 2

 

Open Board Seats 2014 – Historic Highland Park 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 an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Brenda Talleh (WITHDREW)
MargaritoMartinez_HistoricHighlandPark.REg8.#2Margarito Martinez Homeless Chaplin Served in Army Reserves, US Navy Served as Land Use Sec. for HHPNC Born and raised in Highland Park, a product of local schools, and attends local churches. I advocate for an open, transparent, people friendly neighborhood council. I will work for Free Wi-fi, Immigrant Welcoming Center, Q-High for LGBT students, and more. Will seek to install Save S.W. Museum Committee and Transportation and Public Safety Committee. www.electmargaritomartinez@wordpress.com www.sites.google.com/sites/electmargaritomartinez/ www.facebook.com/electmargaritomartinez
Monica Alcaraz R8_HHNCMonica Alcaraz – I was born and raised in Highland Park and love my community. I am the current President of the HHPNC. During my Term, I have worked hard to raise awareness, elevate the councils reach and worked to build partnerships/relationships with other organization within Highland Park, and NELA. I have lead community clean ups, 3 political debates, a Rock-the-Vote Campaign, assisted with the winning design of the York/Ave50 Park, among other activities.This board received an EmpowerLA Award, due to the positive changes and efforts its made to moved Highland Park forward.I want to acknowledge the current HHPNC board as it has been a team effort. I could not have successfully lead the events and causes I took on without the support of the board.I want to thank the stakeholders for letting me serve Highland Park and I hope to have your continued support for another term as President.
First Vice President
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Aaron Salcido R8_HHPNCAaron Salcido – I’ve really enjoyed serving on the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council this past term. As a member of the board, I wanted to make an impact on this community which I love so much. I started out by spearheading a Small Business Mixer in April 2013, followed by a series of Outdoor Movie Nights at the Rec Center last spring and summer. Recently, as the sitting 2nd VP, I formed a Beautification Committee and have some ideas about how we can make our neighborhood an even more ideal place to live. I would like to continue serving the neighborhood by earning your vote as 1st Vice President in our upcoming election.
Stanely W Moore R8_HHPNCStanley W. Moore
Second Vice President
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Diego PicDiego R. Silva – As a person who was raised and educated in Highland Park it is my obligation to give back to our neighborhoods. I am a proud Franklin High School Alumni, a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, and currently working for Occidental College. If elected to be your Vice President I will ensure that our council maintains strong communication with our neighborhoods, schools, and businesses. I plan to focus on the education of our youth and support our council’s growing digital footprint. As your elected Vice President we will continue to bring prosperity and innovation to Highland Park, while never forgetting our historical roots. Vote for Diego R. Silva; strong communication, investment in education, and innovation for our community.
Paul Robert Bonsell
Andrew Ceasar Sanchez
Secretary
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Johann_SanchezJohanna A. Sanchez -I have been on the Council since August of 2013. I’ve decided to increase my involvement and run for Secretary. I already have experience taking minutes and being active on both the Land Use and Outreach committees. I was born and raised here in Highland Park and attended both Garvanza and Luther Burbank, as well as graduating from Oxy (’99). I’m currently staying at home with my two little ones but remain active with the State Bar by practicing pro-bono family law with the Harriet Buhai Family Law Center. I graduated from UCLA law school (’06) with an emphasis on public interest law and policy. I’m detail oriented and a great multi-tasker. I would appreciate your vote. Thanks!
Treasurer
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
PIC01385.JPGJoan Potter – I am raising my hand, throwing my hat in the ring, and volunteering for another year of being the treasurer because I think I finally know how the system works. There’s much too much paperwork to deal with, but when dealing with City money, accountability is vital. I can be accountable.
At-Large Directors
Term: 2 years
14 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Fernando Villa – I am currently a Director At Large for HHPNC since August of 2013. I am a recent resident of Highland Park. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Business Administration from the College of Santa Fe. I bring private and public sector experience to the board and hopes to share my knowledge with the residents of Highland Park to ensure that everyone has an equal voice in our neighborhood. One of my early successes is I led an initiative to have Highland Park become a part of a demographic study with UCLA. Because of this study I will make education a top priority of my platform. I can frequently be seen walking down York Blvd with my wife and white German Shepherd Nela. I would be honored to represent you on your Neighborhood Council. Thank you!
Edward L_Edward L. Braun – My father my grandfather and great grandfather all loved h.l.p. Since 1896 my family has helped improve the neiborhood with pancake breakfast at park with B.L.E.N.D. free hotdogs from Derwinershnizel and toys from whamo among other events for kids. I have great plans for Highland park that help the kids and bring news cameras too see the wonderful history here. Thank you all for your time . Now let’s shine together!!!!!!
Javier_Cabral_Reg8_HHPNC_2014Javier Cabral – Hi, I moved to Highland Park in 2012 and have loved every single aspect of my new community. I continously cover Highland Park and its burgeoning food and drink establishments for local publications such as LA Times and KCET. I am a native of unincorporated East Los Angeles. What I love most about Highland Park is the balance of old and new resident cultures. Example: I can go to Fresco to buy best baguette in the city and then go Feli-Mex corner market to buy rare red prickly pear cactus fruits. I love being able to do this and defend Highland Park within my network because of factors such as this one.
Loyd Kattro
Mauro A Garcia – I am a resident of Highland Park for over 30 years.I am the President of the friends of the Arroyo Seco Library
I am a Broker-Notatary for the last 30 years in Highland Parkl.
I have served in the neighborhood Council in the past.
Miranda A Rodriguez R8_HHPNCMiranda A Rodriguez – I am a native Angeleno and have lived in Highland Park the last three years. I manage programs and events for the LA River Corp, a non-profit that is dedicated to community and economic development along the LA River. I love living in Highland Park and care about how this community is growing and changing. If I have the opportunity to join the board I will support issues that I care about such as pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, complete streets, placemaking initiatives and overall community wellness.
Johanna Sanchez R8_HHPNCJohanna A Sanchez – I have been on this neighborhood council since August of 2013 and remain committed to continuing to work for our community. I have been active on the Council’s outreach and its land use committees. As background, I’ve grown up in the area with my Ecuadorian family immigrating here in the mid 60’s. I attended Luther Burbank and while not Franklin, I graduated Oxy where I met my husband. A few years later we put down roots on a house just a 10-minute bike ride away from where we met. I am currently a stay-at home mom to two tots, 3 and 1. I remain, however, active with the California State Bar as a pro-bono volunteer attorney. I am currently practicing family law with the non-profit Harriet Buhai Family Law Center near downtown. My law background is a mix of general civil litigation, housing rights advocacy, environmental justice, and land use.
Amirah_NoamanAmirah Noaman – I have been active in the northeast LA community since moving to the area four years ago. As the Director of Programs and Events and board member for three years with local non-profit The Eagle Rock Yacht Club, I have been able to work closely with the communities, businesses and recreation centers in and around Highland Park, Glassell Park, Venice and North Hollywood. I have been a part of various community initiatives including creating kids cooking classes at Glassell Park Rec Center and Oakwood Rec Center (Venice), volunteering with the Drew St. Community Garden, working on the Save Glassell Pool initiative, various NELA neighborhood cleanups and more. I also have a strong background in fundraising, obtaining sponsorships and event planning and I look forward to putting those skills to use for the Highland Park neighborhood council.
Liz 16 FebLiz Amsden – I bought a house in Highland Park almost 25 years ago intending to stay for only 3 or 4 years. Instead I found a neighborhood that was both growing and accessible. I have worked in the film industry in a variety of capacities in areas of organization, scheduling, budgeting and problem solving. In the past 4 or 5 years, I have become increasingly involved in progressive politics and want to take that a step further into local politics where I believe the skills I honed working on productions ranging from Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties to S.O.S.: State of Security can be used to address and resolve issues of import to my fellow residents. Some questions I would like to raise include: Should the federal government have the right to sign trade agreements that would impact our businesses (allowing more jobs to go overseas) and overturn our policies (such
SUSANNA_Huerta_PicSusanne Huerta – Connection to the Community: My family lived in Highland Park for 20 years and has continuously owned property here since the 1960s. I have witnessed significant changes in the community, and as a Council Member, I would strive to help implement good city planning approaches while also maintaining the existing community character.Qualifications: I have a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from NYU and I attended UCLA for my undergraduate degree. I have worked at Aspen Environmental Group as an Environmental Planner since 2007. In July 2013, I received my certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners.At Aspen, we prepare environmental analyses for major infrastructure projects. As a Land Use Specialist, I analyze potential conflicts with a community due to the development of proposed projects. As a Council Member, I would apply the skills I have gained as an Environmental Planner to serve my community.
DavidKietzmanDavid Andrés Kietzman – I love this community. I will represent to the best of my ability the interests of my neighbors, the youth, nonprofits, businesses and schools in Highland Park. I am passionate about giving residents a voice in the programs that are offered to them and will be an active servant to the community. I grew up in Pasadena, traveled around Los Angeles, taught in LAUSD schools and current run a nonprofit, Youth Speak Collective that provides afterschool youth leadership programs to thousands of students in LAUSD. As a nonprofit leader in Los Angeles I have worked with a variety of elected officials and community members to work collaboratively to solve issues in the community. I will strive to bring together the diverse voices in our community to make it stronger.
Paul Robert Bonsell
Gabriel Lozano
Stanely W Moore R8_HHPNCStanley W. Moore
Miguel_RamosMiguel Ramos – As a Highland Park native I have a strong connection to my community here. I love every aspect I have been exposed to from playing my first baseball game at the local park, to getting my education at Franklin High School, most importantly the friendships that I have made throughout the community. For this reason, I strive to give back to my community whether if its providing community bike safety workshops, being part of community art projects, or just advocating for Highland Park to continue being a diverse yet unique place in peoples hearts. I have pride in calling Highland Park home and would love to continue to contribute representing my community through my community engaging expertise and continuing to develop relationships to support Highland Park in being an amazing place to live, work, and play.
Juan_PascacioJuan Pascacio – I have been living in Highland park for the past 5 years and been working in the community for the past 2. Highland park has become my home, and i feel i have become part of the community. I am grateful to the people who have accepted me, I feel it is now my turn to somehow participate and give back to a community that opened its doors to me that has given me so much.
Graeme_FlegenheimerGraeme Flegenheimer – I moved from Vermont to Highland Park six years ago. The neighborhood has changed. I am part of the change. Yet, I see buildings get built that serve no purpose in HLP. I see Mom + Pop shops rent getting raised by landlords. A quick cash grab. I aim to protect this neighborhood from the sharks & persevere the integrity that attracted me to this area. I also hope to provide art initiatives for free to students & outdoor film nights — maybe more! mostly, I want to help this neighborhood thrive & maintain its roots.
Steve Crouch – I have been a member of the HHPNC Land Use Committee since 2008. We are always on the lookout for inappropriate development and construction. I am also involved in environmental justice issues.
9999601-2Jessica Ceballos – As a someone was raised in Highland Park, attended Mt Washington and St Ignatius schools, and has deep roots in the area I feel that I would be an asset to the Historic Highland Park Council. I am currently working, with the support of Avenue 50 Studio, on building programs to empower our community culturally and economically, through the use of sustainable literary arts programming. I feel the best way to do this is through communicating, on a regular-basis, with other stakeholders, those who have an interest in the youth, disenfranchised, elderly, new and long-time homeowners, and new and long-time business owners.I thank you for your consideration of my nomination to the Historic Highland Park Council,Jessica Ceballos
Carlos Reyes
2website250x250Harvey Slater – I am running for neighborhood council for a second term. I currently serve as chair of the Land Use Committee. It has been a rewarding experience. The committee members work well together and if elected, I intend to keep the positive momentum going. Highland Park has a lot to offer: rich cultural and architectural heritage, a beautiful blend of nature with city life, and a quality of living that is accessible to all classes of people. The land use decisions we make today are going to impact this neighborhood for years to come. We need to continue to educate developers and businesses who want to do business here on the factors that are important to us. We must insist on land use decisions that demonstrate responsible and sustainable economic development, preservation of our heritage, enhancement of our natural resources, and above all, serve the highest well being of our stakeholders.
IDManuel Avila – I have been living in this neighborhood for over 8 years, have seen it change rapidly the last 3. I feel that there are things that I like with the new change and that I like with what was here before that need to be cultivated and developed. I feel that these changes are brought about with creativitity and collaboration. And I would like to be an active part in this process.
15621-2Boo Caban – I live in Highland Park and currently volunteer on the Highland Park Neighborhood Council – Land Use Committee. My goal is bringing and maintaining city services that other more affluent communities expect and receive. In this way Highland Park can continue on her journey to becoming a more vibrant community.
Diego PicDiego R. Silva – As a person who was raised and educated in Highland Park it is my obligation to give back to our neighborhoods. I am a proud Franklin High School Alumni, a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, and currently working for Occidental College. If elected to be a Director At Large I will definitely volunteer to be a part of our Outreach Committee and any initiatives that have to do with education. I plan to contribute greatly to the growing digital presence of Highland Park while maintaining our historical roots. Vote for Diego R. Silva; strong communication, investment in education, and innovation for our community.
ELECTIONS INFO

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Polling Hours:
9 am to 3 pm

Highland Park Senior Center
6152 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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