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Los Angeles County, CA March 3, 2009 Election
Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 5 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jun 15 10:27am

Runoff Election 5/19/2009

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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David T. Vahedi Click here for more information about this candidate 6,945 votes 21.7%

  • Occupation: Boardmember, Neighborhood Council
  • Elected Member and Co-Founder, Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Member and former Legislative Chair, Westwood Westside Democratic Club
  • Mentor of at-risk teens
  • Reducing traffic congestion
  • Improving infrastructure for a better quality of life
  • Increasing residents' involvement and respect by government
Paul Koretz Click here for more information about this candidate 6,881 votes 21.5%
  • Occupation: Nonprofit Organization Director
  • Attended UCLA, Hamilton High School, Palms Middle School and Canfield Elementary School
  • State Assemblyman 2000 - 2006
  • City Councilmember 1988-2000, West Hollywood
  • Southern California Director, California League of Conservation Voters
  • 25 year member, Sierra Club
  • Founded local neighborhood watch group
  • Community Involvement
  • Planning / Traffic
  • Environmental Protection
Adeena N. (Bleich) Bleich Click here for more information about this candidate 5,065 votes 15.8%
  • Occupation: Director, Non-Profit Organization
  • Get Traffic Moving Again
  • Make Schools the Center of our Communities
  • Revive Los Angeles' Economy and Green our City
Ron Galperin Click here for more information about this candidate 4,874 votes 15.2%
  • Occupation: Neighborhood Advocate/Attorney
  • Started and managed several successful businesses.
  • Former editor for the Los Angeles Business Journal.
  • Member, Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • L.A.P.D. West L.A. Police Advisory Board.
  • Task force for Westside Transportation Partners.
  • Served 20 years as Cantor at Temple B'nai Emet
  • End waste and improve fiscal management in city government
  • Upgrade critical neighborhood services, such as police and fire response, and road paving.
  • Improve city's business climate to help create jobs and revive our economy.
Robyn Ritter Simon Click here for more information about this candidate 4,458 votes 13.9%
  • Occupation: Community Leader/Businesswoman
  • President, National Women's Political Caucus
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Board Member
  • President of Century City Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Director of Leadership LA
  • West LA Area Planning Commissioner
  • Long time active member of Temple Isaish in Rancho Park, mother of three teenage boys
  • Reducing traffic congestion & expanding mass transit
  • Insuring public safety by putting more police officers on the beat
  • Creating strong partnerships between schools and the City
Robert Schwartz Click here for more information about this candidate 3,762 votes 11.8%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Business Executive
  • Fixing our city budget so we can protect vital city services
  • Using a smarter city budget to improve education and traffic
  • Being truly responsive to the citizens of Los Angeles

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