2010 Neighborhood Council Election Statements

2010 Neighborhood Council Election

UPDATE: Official election results

The votes have been cast, and the returns are in. Visit the City Clerk site to see the official results.

The election won't be certified until any potential challenges or recounts have been settled. The deadline for submitting challenges or to request recounts is Tuesday, April 27, 2010. For more information, contact the City Clerk's Neighborhood Council Election Unit at 213-978-0444 or via email at Clerk.Election@lacity.org.

2010 SORO NC Candidates

In this election, SORO NC has ten residential district seats, four at-large seats, five business seats, four organization seats, and two school seats open. For more information on the different seat types, see our bylaws. In order to establish a staggered term system, half of the seats are two-year terms this election; the other half are four-year terms. All board seats were open.

All candidates were invited to submit an optional candidate statement.

Zone 1 Representative

Two-year term


Zone 2 Representative

Four-year term


Zone 3 Representative

Two-year term


Zone 4 Representative

Four-year term


Zone 5 Representative

Two-year term


Zone 6 Representative

Four-year term

  • Michael W. Lynn | statement
  • Paul R. Del Piero
  • Martha M. Villafaña


Zone 7 Representative

Two-year term

  • No candidates


Zone 8 Representative

Four-year term


Zone 9 Representative

Two-year term


Zone 10 Representative

Four-year term

At Large Representatives

Four seats: two four-year terms, two two-year terms
(Two highest vote-getters receive four-year terms)


Business Representatives

Five seats: three four-year terms, two two-year terms
(Three highest vote-getters receive four-year terms)


Organization Representatives

Four seats: two four-year terms, two two-year terms
(Two highest vote-getters receive four-year terms)

  • Susan D. Burden
  • Douglas Fitzsimmons
  • Victor Mitry


School Representatives

Two seats: one four-year term, one two-year term
(Highest vote-getter receives four-year term)

  • No candidates

What does the NC do?

Advocate and represent our community’s wants and/or needs to local government officials and entities; build partnerships with government so that government is more responsive to local needs; foster a sense of community; and decide how to spend the City’s annual financial allocation ($45,000 this year) for priority community activities and projects.

Who can vote?

Anyone age 15 and above, who lives, works, goes to school, or is a member of an organization within the South Robertson Neighborhoods boundaries.

Who can run for office?

Anyone age 15 and above, who lives, works, goes to school, or is a member of an organization within the South Robertson Neighborhoods boundaries and has filed a timely application. You can file via fax, email, mail and in person at the City Clerk's office. There is more information about becoming a candidate at right.

What are the responsibilities?

Help in outreach to community members; represent our community to government officials; make decisions that will affect our community; and participate in at least two meetings each month (General Board meeting and committee meeting of your choice).
 

Election Support

To prepare for the election, the SORO NC Election Committee held a series of public meetings to encourage community awareness and involvement.

Candidate Information Sessions

  • Thursday, Jan 14
  • Monday, Jan 25

Public Candidate Forum

  • Thursday, Apr 1

In addition, the Committee printed two flights of yard signs, distributed bi-lingual flyers door-to-door and at local businesses, created webpages, sent email reminders, and actively recruited volunteers.

Our thanks to all the Committee volunteers for their many hours of work.

Election Schedule: Region D Timetable