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

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (54/54)
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Bobby Shriver Click here for more information about this candidate 24,298 votes 18.56%

  • Occupation: Councilmember/Activist
  • Graduate, Yale College, Yale Law School
  • For Special Olympics, produced 9 Very Special Christmas CDs
  • Co-founder, DATA (Debt, AIDS,Trade, Africa)
  • Co-founder, PRODUCT (RED)
  • California State Park and Recreation Commissioner, 2001-08
  • Santa Monica City Councilmember, 2004-present
  • Ending homelessness
  • Controlling development and traffic
  • Cleaning up Santa Monica Bay
Richard Bloom Click here for more information about this candidate 20,232 votes 15.46%
  • Occupation: Vice Mayor, past Mayor, councilmember
  • Executive director of agency combating homelessness
  • Family Law Attorney
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  • Ending homelessness in Santa Monica and the region.
  • Mobility: transit, bicycle and other alternatives to driving
  • Sustainability:alternative energy, storm water runoff & green building
Ken Genser 19,145 votes 14.63%
  • Occupation: Member of the Santa Monica City Council
Herb Katz 17,202 votes 13.14%
  • Occupation: Mayor/Architect
Ted Winterer Click here for more information about this candidate 12,047 votes 9.20%
  • Occupation: Writer
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.
  • Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commissioner
  • President, Ocean Park Association
  • Adviser, Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City
  • AYSO Coach
  • former columnist, Santa Monica Daily Press
  • Slow development to preserve our beach town character and scale and our socioeconomic diversity and to reduce growth of traffic congestion
  • Continue and increase funding for our public schools
  • Sustainable growth of City Hall, which has doubled in size in the last decade, and increased government responsiveness to residents
Susan J. Hartley Click here for more information about this candidate 9,924 votes 7.58%
  • Occupation: Employment Law Attorney
  • Vice Chair Santa Monica Airport Commission
  • Friends of Sunset Park Board member
  • Co-founder Santa Monica Treesavers
  • Teacher - 5 years; Girl Scout leader - 12 years
  • PTSA officer; SMMUSD Strategic Plan Design Team member
  • B.A., English; M.A. Secondary Ed., JD
  • Limting commercial and residential growth, height and density
  • Preservation and enhancement of our urban forest
  • Clean up of our beaches and airport
Michael Kovac Click here for more information about this candidate 6,345 votes 4.85%
  • Occupation: Small Business Advisor
  • Providing REAL representation to the people of Santa Monica
  • Promoting residents' rights, reducing traffic, promoting sustainable development, fighting airport expansion, and improving parking.
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Jerry Peace Activist Rubin Click here for more information about this candidate 6,076 votes 4.64%
  • Occupation: Peace Activist
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Linda Piera-Ávila Click here for more information about this candidate 4,623 votes 3.53%
  • Occupation: Physical Therapist
  • Expand community gardens, parks and open space; create an Urban Forestry Commission
  • Reduce traffic and development
  • Protect affordable housing to protect seniors, families and low and middle income residents
Herbert Silverstein Click here for more information about this candidate 3,449 votes 2.63%
  • Occupation: Retired Stock Broker
  • New York Institute of Finance
  • Licensed by New York Stock Exchange
  • Grand Master of Free Sons of Israel
  • Entrepeneur Womens Couture Fashions
  • Administrator Of Vacation Foundation for
  • Underprivileged Children
  • Affordable Housing for Veterans and Homeless.
  • Preservation of Greenery and the Start of a Tree Commission.
  • Fighting Pollution and Traffic Congestion in Downtown Area.
John Blakely Click here for more information about this candidate 2,784 votes 2.13%
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur and Actor
  • BS International Business, THE Ohio State University
  • BA Political Science, THE Ohio State University
  • Traveled to 6 continents
  • Winner of the prestigious "Math Whiz" award
  • 2 time dorm president
  • Trivia partner of Austin, Texas' Mayor Will Wynn
  • To make informed, pragmatic decisions that reflect the wishes of the voters.
  • To end homelessness in Santa Monica.
  • Keep Santa Monica from becoming a Century City by the sea
Linda Armstrong 2,398 votes 1.83%
  • Occupation: Data Entry Operator
Jon Louis Mann 2,378 votes 1.82%
  • Occupation: Flight Attendant

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