Wilshire Center- Koreatown NC 2014 Election – ELECTION DAY – Thursday, April 3, Time TBD, Young Oak Kim Academy 2017-01-09T12:30:29+00:00
OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Community Organization Representatives
SUNG HOON YOON

CAROLINE J SIM

SCOTT SUH

JEANNIE HEE LEE

FRANKS J. PARK

DAVID E. RYU

CHRISTINE NAJUNG LEE

Business Representatives

SUSAN LEE

SUE HEE KO

SANG KYUN KWAK

HOMYUNG KANG

DON CHO

JAYSON K. CHOI

ALEX CHA

Latino Representatives

AURA VASQUEZ

EDWARD ANTHONY COLACION

At-Large Residential Representative

JAMES YOUNG JUNG

Sub-District 1 Resident Representative
VAHE G
Sub-District 2 Resident Representative
CHIMA ANYADIKE-DANES
Sub-District 4 Resident Representatives
NIROSHAN KAHAWATTE

BILL ROBINSON

Sub-District 5 Resident Representative
SANG GI LEE
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Open Board Seats 2014 – Wilshire Center-Koreatown 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 Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Community Organization
Representatives
Term: 2 years
7 Elected Any Stakeholder 18 years or older who serves in the community service organization (i.e. a nonprofit organization, school/parent group, social service agency, arts/cultural group, youth program, senior program, health care provider, environmental group, community group, or political group operating within and with a mailing address within the boundaries of WCKNC). Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Shawn Kuk – I would love the opportunity to continue with all of the small but altogether meaningful efforts started during my first term on the NC. There is much unfinished business and I would be thrilled to be given the opportunity to push forward with our goals and continue building capacity in our NC and also to build those critical relationships with our stakeholders, city officials and community partners. The social and economic vitality of the WCKNC area is second to none in Los Angeles and it’s about time that the quality of life conditions (streets, parks, community centers, libraries, schools, affordable housing, transportation, etc.) measure up to our tireless energy and productivity. All we ask is our fair share. Let’s think out our strategies and allow our resources to follow in kind. One measured step at a time and no looking back…for the time being.
Franks J. Park – I want our district to improve quality of life of everyone.
Scott Suh R6_WCKTNCScott Suh – Former city area planning commissioner – Former Mayor office Director. – Best candidate to represent the district.
Caroline J Sim – I have served on the WCKNC for 1 year already and feel that I have learned enough about the process to further assist in the development of the WCKNC community.
Jeannie Hee Lee – Grocers Association
Sung Hoon Yoon – Korean American United Foundation
Christine Najung Lee –
Niall Kelly – My first term on the Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council has only added to my appreciation of this neighborhood as a diverse and vibrant place full of opportunities. I hope to be able to continue to work with residents, businesses and City representatives to improve the quality of life for all.
David_RyuDavid E. Ryu – I have a history of service, working for local & international non-profit organizations & LA County Supervisor Yvonne Burke. My experiences have given me the knowledge & proven know how, to connect people & communities to each other & to government services.Moreover, I had the privilege to serve on WCKNC for 4+ years, and I ask for your vote to serve.Mid-Wilshire area, is one of the most thriving but also the most densely populated communities in LA; and we seriously have our problems. Traffic congestion & over-development leads to issues in public safety & quality of life. There is a â??lackâ?쳌 of a cohesive master community planning & collaboration between neighborhoods and government.The city has done a poor job and we at WCKNC have continued to build capacity and push for effective inclusion to the decision making process. Please give me the opportunity to continue this fight.
Manuel Flores – As a current WCKNC board member, it would be an honor to continue working with the neighborhood council and apply the knowledge I have gained to better serve and outreach to the Wilshire Koreatown community.
Business Representatives
Term: 2 years
7 Elected Any Stakeholder who is employed by any business operating in the community and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Celine Park – Serving as the Secretary and Vice President of WCKNC has been one of the most rewarding experiences. I hope to not only carry out the defined functions of the position, but to act as a liaison between the council and business owners, to serve as a bridge in building and transforming safer and better environments. I completed my BA from UCLA and received Masters Degrees from Texas A&M and Columbia University. My background has provided me with a great passion to bring critical understanding to the problems we currently face. I’ve worked for the New York Department of Education and Ventura County Community College District, overseeing 30 schools across LA County. I worked as a computer consultant the United Nations, developing tutorial programs on employee training in public administration reform and public financial management. If elected, I will ensure that we provide a voice for all members of the community.
Alex Cha – I am a lawyer with my own practice emphasizing in business, entertainment and consumer law. I currently serve as the President of WCKNC, a board member of Korean American Chamber of Commerce and Commissioner of Rent Adjustment Commission for the City of LA. I graduated from UC Irvine. In my second year of college, I served in the US Army in Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Storm. I live in LA with my wife and two young daughters.
Susan Lee – Community Activist
Homyung Kang – Change and better Neighborhood.
Dong Cho – Former Korean American Federation director.
Jayson K. Choi – Community Activist
– Business Owner
Sang Kyun Kwak – Community Concerned Citizen.
Yeong Jun Cha – Radio Anchor.
– Community Activist.
Peter Paik
Sue Hee Ko – Community Concern Citizen.
Y Nicole Chang
Latino Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected A Latino Stakeholder who lives in the WCKNC Community, or who is employed by any business operating in the community, or who serves in the community service organization (i.e. a non-profit organization) and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Edward Anthony Colacion – As a current WCKNC member and school leader at Young Oak Kim Academy, I would welcome the opportunity to continue my service as a WCKNC member. It is important that all communities have a voice in our rich and diverse WCKNC community and I am committed to ensuring all stakeholders are heard and their concerns represented to ensure a safe, secure, and thriving WCKNC community.
Aura Vasquez – I want to help enact positive changes for our vibrant and thriving community. My goal is to work with residents, community groups, and business owners to improve our neighborhood’s conditions. Living and working here for the past few years, I understand what matters to my neighbors and me: reducing litter, improving public safety, and building community involvement. As a political strategist and community organizer for the Sierra Club, I work daily on issues such as public safety, immigrant rights and the environment. And promote citizen involvement in government. If elected, I will bring the same passion, experience and determination that I bring to my job. I will be your sounding board and your guiding force, and support our community.
Young-Adult Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are between the ages of 18 to 24. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 18-24 years old.
CANDIDATES FILED:
At-Large Residential
Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Any Stakeholder who lives within the boundaries of WCKNC and who is 18 years or older. Any Stakeholder who resides within WCKNC and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Albert AvideroAlberto Gabriel Hernandez – My name is Albert Hernandez and have been a resident in Mid-Wilshire District all my life. I have experience working in the non profit sector, within youth development organizations. My experience consists of serving on various boards of directors i.e. San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce and Rotary clubs, among others. My passion is serving the community that I live or work in so that we are able to leave a strong and striving community for the next generation of leaders in LA. I hope to be a role model for future community leaders and youth. As a new father it is important to me to make certain we work together to create unique and exciting experience for our children and families in the area. I look forward to working on a team that puts our community first. I appreciate your vote and look forward to serving you.
James Young Jung –
Chin Yong Kim –
Sub-District 1
Resident Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 1 and who is 18 years or older. Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 1 and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Vahe G – I lived here for 3 years, but was very active will areas of Los Angeles, very active in all kinds of liveable open streets movements. Also I am a very talented programmer, in Google Security Hall of Fame,etc.. long story short instead of being one of those guys in San Francisco Google Buses which long time residents of SF are rightfully against.. I’m here and want to improve with my neighbors what we have here, using real data, feedback from people, and latest ideas in thing that we can call “placemaking” and technologies to help get to point where we’ll be feeling good in this area, whether just walking, biking, or driving and trying to find parking.
Sub-District 2
Resident Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 2 and who is 18 years or older. Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 2 and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Chima Anyadike-Danes – I am a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, and as a result of my research I’ve lived in Koreatown on and off for a couple of years before finally permanently settling in the area six months ago; attracted by its vibrancy and energy. However, as with many others, I am aware that the neighborhood lacks the services that it deserves. Amongst other things we desperately need: safe and affordable housing, significantly more public transportation, and dedicated spaces, like parks, for congregation and recreation. As my research involves studying municipal government, I am aware that any such changes occur slowly and incrementally. However, I am convinced that the WCKNC is the best available means for building a dialogue with the city and achieving these goals. And I would be proud to be a part of it and help to push things forward.
Sub-District 3
Resident Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 3 and who is 18 years or older. Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 3 and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Sub-District 4
Resident Representative
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 4 and who is 18 years or older. Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 4 and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Bill Robinson
Yonah Hong WITHDRAWN
Niroshan_KahawatteNiroshan Kahawatte – As a current Board Member of Wilshire Center -Koreatown Neighborhood Council, I feel honored to be working and serving in this community. I have tremendously enjoyed with the other members in making our community a better place to live, work and play. I would like to continue my efforts.I am a Multi Media Producer and Director with Project Management experience spanning US, Europe & Asia. I believe that I have the knowledge and the experience in bringing the community together.I truly love this community and would greatly appreciate your vote. I look forward to working with you.
Thank you very muchNiroshan Kahawatte
Sub-District 5
Resident Representative
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 5 and who is 18 years or older. Any Stakeholder who resides within Sub-District 5 and who is 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Sang Gi Lee – I am a resident of Koreatown and I want to represent my neighborhood.
ELECTIONS INFO

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Polling Hours:
4 pm- 8 pm

Young Oak Kim Academy
615 S. Shatto Place
LA, CA 90005
 

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