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Election Results: Venice Neighborhood Council

Elections were held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westminster Elementary School

Bold Denotes Winner

Preliminary results as of Sunday, 10:20 p.m.

President, 1 Seat # of Votes Linda Lucks 832 Richard Duncan 494

 

Vice President, Uncontested # of Votes

Marc Saltzberg

958

 

Secretary, Uncontested # of Votes

Kristopher Valentine

921

 

Treasurer, Uncontested # of Votes

Hugh Harrison 

908

 

Chair of Land Use and Planning
Committee, 1 Seat # of Votes Jake Kaufman 685

Sue Kaplan

488

Matthew Schildkret

154

 

Communications Officer, 1 Seat # of Votes

Helen Stotler

633

Jed Pauker

516

 

Outreach Officer, 1 Seat # of Votes

Gogi Overhoff

88

Matt Kline

610

Mariana Aguilar

366

Beth Allyn

172

 

At-Large Comm. Officer, 13 Seats # of Votes

Thomas Sauer

2

Yolanda Gonzalez

31

Rita Cooney

19

Thomas Elliott

151

Ira Koslow

78

Deborah LaShever

23

Joseph Murphy

20

Austin Rovetti

7

Marisa Solomon

54

Mary Anne Thomas

10

Evan White 

6

Sylvia Aroth 

60

Melissa Diner 

31

Joseph Shields 

34

Alex Hendren

2

Robert Schwan

32

Adam Glick

6

Gigi Gaston

32

Abigail Myers

77

Heather Priest

28

Max Sloan

82

Sevan Gerard

46

Lisa Green

44

Bronston Jones

9

Eduardo Manilla

80

Thaddeus Stauber

9

Oren Katzeff

73

Tommy Walker

184

Cynthia Rogers

46

Justin Henry

26

Erin Sullivan-Ward

48

Rachael Petersen

31

Scot Kramarich

61

Scott Burroughs

14

Jill Bender

22

Roland Eavey

6

 

Factual Basis Comm. Officer, 1 Seat # of Votes

J. Lloyd Jacobs

10

Therese Dietlin

2
Spirit Of Venice November 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM
CONT - Part 3 - One more Proverb, if you will. - Proverbs 14:17 states : "Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge" (WBT Translation). - The CJB Translation puts it this way : "Keep clear of a fool, for you won't hear a sensible word from him" - I think I like the MSG Translation version the best, myself : - "Escape quickly from the company of fools; they're a waste of your time, a waste of your words." - Enough said? I would think so. - Just let me add that THIS battle (and it was an important one) is over, and the good guys won. But let's not forget that "The price of freedom is vigilance" - we cannot afford to go to sleep at the switch..."they" aren't about to give up. - For "Free Venice" to STAY free, we all need to stay on our toes. - PS - The greatest single contribution anyone has made to the quality of life in Venice in my memory is removing crap-merchandise vendors from the west side of the Boardwalk. That alone is more than enough reason to support Linda for a second term. -
Nancy November 01, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Yep. I used to read and post on YoVenice until I was bullied out of there. It was so bad that I wrote to the guy who runs the site: "You allow that?!" As much as I love freedom of expression, visiting the forum on Yo made me feel dirty and depressed.
Linda Lucks November 05, 2012 at 03:38 AM
The Venice Neighborhood Council established one seat on the board of 21 officers for a "factual basis stakeholder" when the LA City Council expanded the definitition of stakeholder beyone "anyone who lives, works, or owns property" in their community. As the longtime principal of Venice High School, Bud Jacobs qualified to run for the Factual Basis Stakeholder seat. We will miss Amanda Seward, the board member who held that seat for the last two years and worked very hard for Venice. But, Bud Jacobs is a perfect person to hold the position.
Spirit Of Venice November 05, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Well, Linda, I guess the honeymoon is over. A wonderful longtime Venice resident named Therese was also running for the FBS position, and I know that I and a whole lot of other people in Venice wanted to vote for her...only the FBS position was not on our ballots. Turns out that somebody decided that since it was a position to be held by someone not living in Venice, that only people who don't live in Venice could vote on it...which makes NO sense to me. She lost 10 votes to 4 out of over 1,600 who cast votes in the overall VNC elections. - I'm crying "foul". This position should have been voted on by everyone who voted in this election, and if it had been, I think Therese would probably have won. - No fair!
Spirit Of Venice November 05, 2012 at 03:52 AM
PS- While Therese doesn't live in Venice NOW (FBS must be a non-resident) she has in years past, and she has been manning (womanizing) a "free-speech" table on the Boardwalk almost every day for years as well. She has been an invaluable member of our community and has been a champion of free speech and political honesty to the benefit of residents, visitors, tourists and citizens. - She should have had a more open shot at this office.

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