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Los Angeles County, CA April 10, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Owen Newcomer

Candidate for
Member, City Council; City of Whittier

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I'm Owen Newcomer. My wife, Kristina, and I have made Whittier our home since 1976, and we plan to live out our retirement years right here in Whittier.

Kristina and I wed in 1971, almost 41 years ago. She retired from a career as a hair stylist and salon owner, having owned and operated Kristina and Company Hair Care on Whittier Boulevard near Gunn. Now, Kris teaches ballet at Academy En L'air.

In addition to being married for a long time, I have been teaching at Rio Hondo College for a long time--36 years. Over those years, I have taught classes in US & Local Government, including classes at Whittier College.

Community involvement beckoned long ago also. I served for 11 years as an elected member of the Whittier City School Board (1989-2000), and have been a member of the Whittier City Council since 2000. I currently serve as Mayor Pro Tempore of the Whittier City Council.

In addition, I serve as member of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission and the Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District Board.

When I find spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, hiking, bicycling, swimming, and finding distant cousins to enlarge my genealogy file.

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