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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Councilmember; City of Gardena Voter Information

Term Ending March 2011.

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (28/28)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Dan Medina Click here for more information about this candidate 5,862 votes 34.48%

  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Vietnam Veteran, Purple Heart Receiptient
  • President, Carson- Gardena-Dominguez Rotary
  • Member NAACP of Carson Torrance
  • Vice-Chair, YMCA Board of Managers
  • Commissioner, Gardena Public Improvement Corporation
  • Youth Mentor & Job Tutor, Gardena One -Stop Employment Services
  • Expand senior and youth services
  • Raise the level of communication with our city's constituancy
  • Expand Public Safety Services by applying for grants more aggressively
Shannon Lawrence Click here for more information about this candidate 5,313 votes 31.25%
  • Occupation: Policy Analyst/Commissioner
  • Gardena Planning Commissioner (Past-Chair)
  • Labor Advocate
  • Community Activist
  • Alabama State University National Alumni Board Member
  • Economic Development/Smart Growth
  • Education and Youth Opportunities
  • Community Empowerment and Engagement
Tasha Cerda Click here for more information about this candidate 3,229 votes 18.99%
  • Occupation: Financial Consultant
  • President of the Gardena Holly Park Home Owners Association
  • Past Chair of Gardena Rent Mediation Board
  • Gardena General Plan Committee
  • Member of Gardena Valley Demoratic Club
  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition from Jessie Jackson Rainbow Push Coalition
  • Shero Community Award (2007) given by Assemblyman Curren Price
  • Publlic Safety #1 Priority
  • Youth & Senior Programs
  • Revitalize our Commercial Corridors
Mina Semenza Click here for more information about this candidate 2,599 votes 15.29%
  • Occupation: Realtor
  • President YWCA of Gardena Valley
  • Past Chair of Gardena Planning Commission
  • Past Gardena Human Services Commissioner
  • Charter Member of South Bay Lions
  • Small Business Owner in Gardena
  • Fundraiser for MDS; Cooley's Anemia; Alzeheimer's Association; UCLA Harbor General Birth Defect Library; Relay for Life/Cancer Society
  • Public Safety/Law Enforcement #1
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Support Services for Youth and Seniors

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  Official Information

City of Gardena
Candidate Forum

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Place: Nakaoka Community Center
1670 West 162nd Street, Gardena
Open to the Public

TV Coverage:Gardena Channel 22
  • October 20-24 at 9 p.m.
  • October 27-31 at 3 p.m.
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