SOUTH ROBERTSON NC ELECTIONS – October 28, 2012 2017-01-09T12:30:42+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Resident Zone 1 Representative

KEVIN GRES

Resident Zone 3 Representative

BETH RYAN

Resident Zone 5 Representative

BETTE BILLET

Resident Zone 7 Representative

MARTIN JON LIBERMAN

Resident Zone 8 Representative

ELLEN LANET

Resident Zone 9 Representative
PAULA WAXMAN
Resident Zone 10 Representative
MICHOEL BLOOM
Business Representatives

SUSAN BURDEN

TERRENCE GOMES 

Organization Representatives 

HECTOR GARZA 

At-Large Representatives 

BETHIE KOHANBASH

DAVID MATTIS

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Open Board Seats 2012 – South Robertson NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
Resident Zone 1
Representative
Term: 4 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who lives within Zone 1 of the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Kevin Gres

Fancy rhetoric is never enough — changes come through thoughtful action.I have lived in Zone 1 my entire life. I am 24 years old and currently work as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for the Central District of California. I enjoy basketball, reading, fishing, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

As Zone 1 Representative, I will build stronger relationships between SORONC and its residents and make what is already a great community into an even better one.

Like you, this community is my home and I want Zone 1 to have a voice.

Vote Kevin Gres for SORONC Zone 1 Representative.
Thank you for your consideration.

Burrad Marsh

As a resident and stakeholder in the South Robertson District for seven years, I am running for Zone 1 Representative as I believe strong community engagement is the cornerstone of a functioning society. I am excited to take an active role in the improvement of our neighborhood and planning for the challenges of LA’s limited funding sources. We need to team with our city partners to address crumbling sidewalks and roads, parking fees, emergency preparation and improved public safety.

I am a Television Executive with years of experience with budgeting, financial analysis, business contracts, and collaborating to get results. I would appreciate your vote for me, Burrad Marsh, to serve on the SORO Neighborhood Council. It’s pronounced “Brad” but you call me whatever you want– as long as you vote for me!

Together let’s keep SORO green and clean.

Resident Zone 3
Representative
Term: 4 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who lives within Zone 3 of the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Beth Ryan

My name is Beth Ryan and I ask for your vote for Zone 3 – Crestview!

I moved to LA nine years ago and within four months joined the Crestview board and have served as President ever since.

Together, we created a Crestview Chat for neighbors to stay connected and organized a neighborhood block party every other year. I serve on the SORO Outreach Committee and would like to help other unorganized areas connect with their residents.

In 2006, I collaborated with SORO, local elected officials, LAPD and community leaders to create the Robertson Activities League in response to three La Cienega Heights youth being shot and killed by gang activity.

I have continued this work – creating Stepping Forward – and want to create a Youth Committee on SORO so that we can continue to reach out to and protect the students who live within La Cienega Heights.

Resident Zone 5
Representative
Term: 4 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who lives within Zone 4 of the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Bette Billet

SORO is an extraordinarily diverse and increasingly vibrant community.  Having been a SORO resident fro more than 30 years and serving on the SORONC board since inception.  I hope to continue to play a creative role in fostering our community development and incorporating the needs, views and energies of stakeholders of all ages and interests. I look forward to serving you.

Resident Zone 7
Representative
Term: 4 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who lives within Zone 7 of the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Ryan Iyengar

My name is Ryan Iyengar, and while I currently rent in the South Robertson area, I would love to eventually own property in this great neighborhood. I’d like to get more involved in making the area even better, and would love to get to know the community and contribute towards our shared goals of communal well being.

Martin Jon Liberman

I am a lifetime resident of Soro. I was educated in the community. I attend a local synagogue.

From 2004 – 2010 I was on the SORO Neighborhoods Council. I served 5 years as Vice President or Acting President. I was Chairman of these committees: Executive, Public Safety & By-Laws. Additionally I served on the Land Use and the Outreach Committees. I was active with: the RAL Program, the Soro Festival, WLAPD Transportation Committee, WLAPD CPAP, LA County Mental Health Advisory Committees, Hamilton HS Public Safety Advisory Committee, LA Parks & Rec Advisory Committee for the Robertson Activities Center and various civic groups fighting the harmful effects of one way traffic on Pico Blvd and Olympic Blvd as it applied to local businesses.

I want the privilege of working for you for the next four years. Please Vote on October 28th for Martin
Jon Liberman as Zone 7 Representative.

Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson is a current SORO NC Business Representative, holding the position for a little over a year, and also a member of the Outreach Committee. Being both a business owner and resident in the SORO community, Mr. Richardson has a commitment to the well being of the community on more than one level. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he works as a performing musician, music journalist, and writer in marketing and advertising as well as owning his own musical instrument company. Mr. Richardson’s experience with people in all walks of life make him an excellent representative for the diverse community found in the South Robertson area.

Resident Zone 8
Representative
Term: 2 years

 1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who lives within Zone 8 of the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Ellen Lanet

Resident Zone 9
Representative
Term: 4 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who lives within Zone 9 of the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Paula Waxman

Background: I have lived in Beverlywood since 1980. I served as Vice President of Sothebys Auction Firm 1971-1987; Curator, Norton Simon Museum 1987-1990; Director, Cramer Art Foundation 1990-98 and taught art and world history at University High School, retiring in June, 2008. I have two children. My husband is a television producer/writer.
Currently: I represent Zone 9 and co-chair Soro’s Green Team. I became involved in social activism as a teacher. In matters regarding Beverlywood, I contribute articles to their HOA newsletter. In matters relating to the environment, our team has written grants, organized tree plantings, e-waste drives, urban fruit harvests, supported environmental legislation, built and managed a community garden, and co-sponsored environment activities with local schools and local religious organizations.

Resident Zone 10
Representative
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who lives within Zone 10 of the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Michoel Bloom

I am an Orthodox Jew with a long history of community involvement.

I spent 10 years volunteering and leading the all Volunteer Hatzolah Emergency Medical Service. During that time I have built working relationships with our local political figures, Law Enforcement and Fire Department.

I have experience with organizing large scale community events and Safety Fair’s.

I am also extremely active in my Synagogue, Bais Bezalel, and am very in tune with the issues facing our community.

I look forward to helping make our community a role model for the rest of the city.

Armando Roman

As a resident of South Robertson and previous appointee to the council, I have a vested interest in the area and its residents. If re-elected, I would do my very best to represent the residents in my neighborhood to the best of my abilities. During my time on the council, I have been active in the debate and decision-making that creates a vibrant local government that reflects the concerns and desires of its community. I will continue to participate in local activities that foster collaboration with neighbors, businesses, and places of worship, including the annual South Robertson Festival and Peace Picnic. I hope to further unite the diverse groups within South Robertson, and create specific and attainable goals for the coming year, including maintaining South Robertson’s business-friendly and family-oriented environment.

Business Representatives
Term: 4 years

2 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who owns, operates, or works in a business or owns business property or residential income property within the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Susan Burden

Terrence Gomes

Terrence Gomes is a current Boardmember and the Treasurer. Terrence has assisted local officials to implement policies and to direct additional resources to our community that address quality of life issues and public safety. He is a member of the Land Use, Public Safety, Budget, and the Executive Board. He is also a member of CPAB and CERT.

Terrence believes our youth are our future and is active in supporting and promoting programs at our local schools. He also volunteers his time to find ways to help our at-risk youth stay out of gangs throughout the community.

Terrence is a strong supporter to revitalize the Robertson Corridor and bring back business to the area through his efforts on the Land Use Committee.

Support Terrence Gomes’ efforts to continue making our neighborhood safe, providing programs to our youth, and cultivating economic growth in our neighborhood.

Re-elect Terrence Gomes, Business Seat

Organization Representative
Term 4 Years 

2 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the  election who officially represents organized groups of stakeholders within the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Aron Klein WITHDREW

Hector Garza

No one looks after your interests like you do yourself.  That philosophy compels me to get more involved with my neighborhood. I’ve been a homeowner in zone 5 of Reynier Village for the past 11 years.  For the past six years I have served as treasurer of the Reynier Village Neighborhood Association.  As an Organizational Representative i hope to be able to contribute to endeavors that will enhance the residential and commercial appeal of the South Robertson area.

At-Large Representatives
Term: 4 years

2 Elected Any Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election including but not limited to factual basis stakeholders.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Bethie Kohanbash

My name is Bethie Kohanbash and I have been living in South Robertson NC for past 22 years. As a mother and an active member of the community, I am passionate about community and community services. Currently, I have founded a non-profit mental health clinic in order to help community and families who are in need of services but due to financial difficulties are unable to receive assistance. I will love to serve our community in which we can all feel equal and safe.
Vote for me for At-Large Representatives.
Thank You for your consideration.

Garr Montalbano

Maya Rozov WITHDREW

David Mattis

My name is David and my goal is simply to be involved.
One of my passions is inter-faith dialogue, which is vital and rewarding in a multi-cultural neighborhood such as ours.
Furthermore, if as a community we focus on education and poverty-elimintaion, we will be ahead of the game.

School 1 Representative
Term: 4 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election who works at a school or represents an official school booster organization within the Council boundaries. Any Stakeholder who is at least 15 years of age at the time of the election, excluding factual basis stakeholders.
ELECTIONS INFO

Shenandoah Street Elementary School
2450 Shenandoah St.
Los Angeles, 90034
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