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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2003 Election
Councilmember; City of Rancho Palos Verdes Voter Information

Results as of Nov 24 1:43pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (16/16)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Steve Wolowicz Click here for more information about this candidate 4,003 votes 20.86%

  • Occupation: Business Owner/CPA
  • Chairman, RPV Financial Advisory Committee
  • Founding partner of Zdonek & Wolowicz Accountancy Corporation
  • Past President of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge
  • 27 Year RPV Homeowner
  • Maintain our high quality Public Safety programs
  • Protect RPV taxpayers
  • Oppose high-density development and protect open space
Douglas W. Stern Click here for more information about this candidate 3,624 votes 18.89%
  • Occupation: Councilman/Business Attorney
  • Council member 1999 - present, Mayor 2003
  • Business Attorney, Partner in major national firm
  • UCLA Graduate, 1975, majors in Economics (Honors), Political Science
  • UCLA Law School graduate, 1978. Member of UCLA Law Review
  • Board of Directors, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, 1992 to 1999, former Vice President, Land Acquisition Committee
  • President, RPV Council of Homeowners Associations, 1998 - 1999, 1999 - 2000
  • Preservation of Natural Open Space
  • Maintenance of Decaying Infrastructure, sewers, stormdrains, roads and buildings
  • Open Government and Improved Communications; Continued Improvement in Relationship with Residents
Tom Long Click here for more information about this candidate 3,203 votes 16.69%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • RPV Plan. Comm. 2000-pres. Chair 2003
  • RPV View Comm. 1996-2000 Chair 1999-2000
  • A.B. History 1979 Stanford Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D. 1982 Stanford member, Law Review
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  • Partner, Nossaman, Guthner et al.
  • Preservation of Open Space and Low Density Development
  • Proactive Planning for the City's Future
  • Maintaining Public Decision-Making
Barbara Ferraro 3,061 votes 15.95% John C. McTaggart Click here for more information about this candidate 3,032 votes 15.80%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • MA in Management
  • Retired Senior Facilities Design Engineer
  • Past President, California Contract Cities Association
  • Former President, California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference
  • Founding Chair, South Bay Cities Council of Governments
  • Former Member South Coast Air Quality Management District Advisory Council
  • Maintain a safe environment with adequate police protection for Rancho Palos Verdes.
  • Continue a sound financial strategy to maintain our infrastructure.
  • Aquisition and preservation of open space.
Don Reeves Click here for more information about this candidate 1,780 votes 9.28%
  • Occupation: Retired Aerospace Engineer
  • 27 year resident of RPV
  • 33 years in aerospace engineering/management
  • MR&PD Board Chairman
  • CAMS Mentor Support Association President
  • U of Michigan EAS Board of Governors
  • Increased Sheriff's Funding
  • Upgraded Infrastructure
  • Expanded Youth Facilities
Libby Aubrey Click here for more information about this candidate 484 votes 2.52%
  • Occupation: Charitable Organization, President
  • Member of Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Committee
  • Memeber of Los Angeles County Sheriffs Community Academy
  • President and Founder of School of Champions 501 3 (c)
  • Volunteer to Norris Theater Rolling Hills Estates
  • Master's World Champion Cycling Medallist
  • Kiwanis Gift Donor Serving the Children of the World
  • Emergency Preparedness thoughout the Peninsula and Los Angeles County.
  • Education with a vision to the future in technology/arts/athetics/and media
  • Low density development, quality of life, a more balanced media representation in California.

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