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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member, City Council; City of Laguna Hills Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Joel T. Lautenschleger Click here for more information about this candidate 8701 votes 45.0%

  • Occupation: Councilmember/Hospital Administrator
  • Corporate President
  • BS Biological Sciences
  • MS Medical Management
  • Board of Directors, Transportation Corridor Agency
  • Chief Petitioner, Cityhood Campaign
  • Mayor- 2004, 2000, 1995
  • Dedication this year of new city hall of which 2/3 will be leased out for additional revenue
  • Begin implementation of Urban Village Concept to vastly improve mall business climate.
  • Continued prudent fiscal management that has allowed us to build a reserve well above state mandates while providing excellent services.
L. Allan "Allan" Songstad, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 6709 votes 34.7%
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Attorney
  • Member of first City Council
  • Mayor of Laguna Hills 1993,1997,2003
  • past Chairman of ETRPA (organization of cities to stop El Toro Airport
  • Co Chairman of Cityhood Committee
  • B.A. USC, J.D. Hastings
  • Attorney/ business owner
  • Protect city revenues from the state to ensure stable funding source
  • Implement Urban Village Specfic Plan to expand business and residential opportunities
  • Maintain high level of cities services while maintaining fiscal responsibility
James H. "Jim" Tsutsui, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 3929 votes 20.3%
  • Occupation: Manager, Cost Estimator
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Science
  • Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art
  • President, Woodwinds Homeowner Assoc.
  • 24 years of experience in cost engineering
  • 26 years of experience of leading volunteers
  • Worked with team of 12,000 volunteers internationally
  • No tax or fee increases, raise city revenue by empowering local business, fund-raising, and reclaiming losses to the State
  • Improve city services by increasing volunteerism and mentorship
  • Attract more commerce through the fine arts and cultural events

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