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Los Angeles County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Councilmember; City of Torrance Voter Information

The top three vote-getters in this contest will receive terms ending in 2018; the fourth vote-getter will receive a partial term ending in 2016.

Results as of Jun 25 1:20pm, 100% of Precincts Reporting (77/77)
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Heidi Ann Ashcraft Click here for more information about this candidate 8,815 votes 13.23%

  • Occupation: Business owner / Appointed Incumbent
  • Owner & Chief Financial Officer/Ashcraft Design
  • Appointed Torrance City Council Member/ December 2013-present
  • Elected to Torrance Board of Education 1995-2007
  • SCROC Board of Education 2001-2007 & 2009-2014
  • Torrance So. Bay YMCA Board of Managers 1999-present/ Board Chair 2007-2010
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care 2007-present
  • Address aging infrastructure problems, especially streets & sidewalks
  • Strengthen & enhance Torrance Police Dept. & Torrance Fire Dept.
  • Be diligent when future employee contracts are negotiated/ keeping a balanced budget with reserves
Tim Goodrich Click here for more information about this candidate 7,976 votes 11.97%
  • Occupation: Veteran / Business Manager
  • B.S., Business Administration (Cum Laude)
  • M.P.A., University of Southern California
  • Volunteer, Torrance Police and Fire Departments
  • TUSD School Bond Oversight Committee Member
  • Board Member, Torrance Education Foundation
  • Board Member, Torrance Sister City Association
  • Public Safety
  • Infrastructure (Roads, Traffic, etc)
  • Open, Transparent, and Efficient Government
Kurt Weideman Click here for more information about this candidate 7,379 votes 11.07%
  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • Planning Commission Member 8 Years
  • Retired Aerospace Vice-President and General Manager
  • Torrance Historical Society President
  • Workforce Investment Network, Past Chairman
  • Cultural Arts Foundation, Past President
  • Library Foundation, Vice-President
  • Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government
  • Strong Public Safety Services
  • Responsible Development
Geoffrey Rizzo Click here for more information about this candidate 6,530 votes 9.80% Priorities:
  • Support Public Safety
  • Prioritize Jobs and Economic Growth
  • Preserve Quality of Life
Leilani A. Kimmel-Dagostino Click here for more information about this candidate 5,765 votes 8.65%
  • Occupation: Registered Financial Consultant
  • Pepperdine University, MBA-Quantitative Analysis
  • Kaplan College-Certificate in Financial Planning
  • IARFC-Registered Financial Consultant
  • Torrance Commission on Aging-ViceChair
  • Torrance CERT-Disaster Service Volunteer
  • South Bay JACL - Board of Directors
  • A safe and secure city by maintaining our top notch Police, Fire, and Paramedic services. Public safety must remain our top priority.
  • An engaged senior community with expanded services and programs - Career opportunities for our youth and expanded recreational programs.
  • Entrepreneurship and small business development to keep jobs in Torrance.
Alex M. See Click here for more information about this candidate 4,812 votes 7.22%
  • Occupation: Business Owner / Engineer
  • BS/MS Computer Science/Engineering
  • Torrance Water Commissioner - 8th year
  • Torrance-Southbay YMCA - Board of Manager
  • Torrance Symphone Association
  • AYSO Coach/Referee
  • School District Bonds Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee
  • Maintain the most effective and well equipped Public Safety
  • Infrastructure Improvement/Quality of Life
  • Business friendly city
Milton Herring Click here for more information about this candidate 4,721 votes 7.08%
  • Occupation: Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
  • Retired Chaplain, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Torrance Traffic Commissioner
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure - roadways and sewer systems
  • Public Safety - Police and Fire Departments
Mike Griffiths Click here for more information about this candidate 4,580 votes 6.87%
  • Occupation: Retired Small Business owner
  • Current Torrance Planning Commissioner
  • 8 yrs as Torrance Environmental Commisssioner
  • Torrance Business Owner for 15 years
  • 17 year Torrance-South Bay YMCA Volunteer
  • Torrance CERT Member since 2008
  • 31 year Torrance resident
  • Repair our crumbling streets and sidewalks
  • Strengthen Public Safety and Schools
  • Attract and retain the best businesses for our City
Aurelio Mattucci Click here for more information about this candidate 3,748 votes 5.62%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Originally moved to Torrance in 1977
  • Founder of the Mattucci Project. A community volunteer organization.
  • Torrance Police Department Neighborhood Watch Captain
  • Owner of Torrance based Mattucci Real Estate
  • Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Membership and Green Committee Member
  • Keeping Torrance Safe must be our top priority
  • Work closely with the Torrance Unified School District to maintain great schools
  • Effective and efficient city services with a balanced budget
Clint Andrew Paulson Click here for more information about this candidate 2,877 votes 4.32% Priorities:
  • Get the Money out of Politics - I am not accepting money from anyone!!
  • Eliminate Wasteful Spending by Ending Torrance City Council Rubber Stamp
  • Increase Ethics and Transparency in Government
Charlotte Ann Svolos Click here for more information about this candidate 2,830 votes 4.25%
  • Occupation: Special Education Teacher
  • Bachelors in Psychology
  • Masters in Special Education
  • California Teacher's Association WHO award
  • Scholarship/Charity Chair for Torrance Teachers
  • Torrance Teachers Executive Board Member
  • PAC Treasurer for Torrance Teachers
  • Audit City Departments to improve efficiency and save tax dollars
  • Develop sustainable city budgets with a balance of income and services
  • Restore a business environment to create economic growth to pay for infrastructure improvements
Rahmat H. Khan 2,101 votes 3.15%
  • Occupation: Small Businessowner
John Paul Tabakian Click here for more information about this candidate 1,842 votes 2.76%
  • Occupation: Professor / Business Owner
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Masters of Political Science (MA)
  • College Professor
  • Small Business Owner
  • Higher Education Consultant
  • Career Pathway Speaker
  • No Parking Meters and No .25% Sales Tax Increase!
  • Keep SCROC Open...Promote Job Creation!
  • True Pension Reform That Is Fair For Workers and Taxpayers!
Ryan Mand Click here for more information about this candidate 1,245 votes 1.87%
  • Occupation: College Student
  • El Camino ASO Student Government Sustainability Commissioner 2012-2013
  • Eagle Scout - Troop 966
  • SCROC - Physical Therapist Aide Certification
  • El Camino College Dean's List
  • PENSION REFORMATION: Stand up for just wages and pensions that will not dry out our city's wallet
  • SAVE EDUCATION: Create joint resolutions with higher-ups to save SCROC and Adult Schools or seek privatization.
  • TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND OUTDATED INFRASTRUCTURE: I will cater to the demands of the citizens and make Torrance function properly.
Norm "Opa" Segel Click here for more information about this candidate 784 votes 1.18%
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Chief Financial Officer-Retired
  • Certified Public Accountant-Retired
  • General Manager-Retired
  • B.S. University of Southern California
  • United States Army - 2 years
  • A Qualified City Council
  • Financial Stability
  • Reduce Size of Torrance Government
Omar Navarro Click here for more information about this candidate 634 votes 0.95%
  • Occupation: Car Salesman
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Technology Consultant
  • Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Certificate In Loss Prevention - USC
  • Certificate In Information Security - USC
  • Pension Reform
  • Infrastructure Investment
  • Public Safety

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