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

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jun 15 10:27am

Official Results

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Richard P. Montgomery Click here for more information about this candidate 3858 votes 26.7%

  • Occupation: Small Business Owner / Councilmember
  • Mayor 2008 - present
  • Appointed To LA County Tax Review Board - 2007
  • Appointed LA County Library Commissioner - 2009
  • Elected to El Camino College Board - 2006
  • Council member 2005-2008
  • Former Reserve Police Officer
  • As a member of the sub-committee on Finance, I will continue to focus on financial stabilty for our city with cost reductions and increased reserves.
  • I will continue to support our Environmental Green Program that this council initiated.
  • I will continue to work with the MB School Board and support them financially as much as possible.
Nick Tell 3370 votes 23.3%
Wayne Powell Click here for more information about this candidate 3230 votes 22.3%
  • Occupation: Chief Financial Officer
  • City of Manhattan Beach Planning Commissioner (Chairperson)
  • Former Manhattan Beach Parking & Public Improvements Commissioner (Neighborhood Traffic Concerns)
  • Former Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Commissioner (Chairperson)
  • 13-Year Manhattan Beach Homeowner and Community Volunteer
  • Recipient of several Certificates of Recognition for Outstanding Community Service by the MB City Council, California State Assembly and State Senate
  • B.S. in Accounting/Finance, Magna Cum Laude, California State University, Long Beach (Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society)
  • Provide expertise on financial/budget challenges that our city is currently facing and ensure finanacial oversight/accountability.
  • Allow only managed development that serves our community, preserves open space and is in scale with our neighborhoods. Protect our safe way of life.
  • Maintain a strong mutually beneficial partnership for our schools' academic excellence. Enhance older adults nutrition and transportation programs.
Kathleen M. Paralusz, Esq. Click here for more information about this candidate 3183 votes 22.0%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law (1998); B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1993)
  • Planning Commissioner (Commercial/Residential Development)
  • Former Parking and Public Improvements Commissioner (Neighborhood Traffic Concerns)
  • Former Parks and Recreation Commissioner (Dog Runs)
  • Member of Measure BB Bond Oversight Committee
  • Vice President, Leadership Manhattan Beach (LMB)
  • Education: collaborating with educational leaders to enhance school resources and programs
  • Seniors: promoting recreational opportunities and upgrading our current facilities
  • Strategic Growth: limiting overdevelopment of our city, supporting small
Peter Gallagher 814 votes 5.6%

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  Official Information

City of Manhattan Beach
Candidate Forum

Thursday, February 5, 2009
time: 6:00pm
place: Council Chambers in City Hall
sponsor: Manhattan Beach Residents Association
video coverage: taped for rebroadcast by Cable Channels 8 (Time Warner) and 35 (Verizon)
questions: email to or mail to MBRA, P.O. Box 1149, Manhattan Beach, CA 90267-1149
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