This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund If you appreciate our service to voters, please consider helping us with a donation.
Smart Voter logo
Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2011 Election
Council Member; City of Bell; 4 Year Term Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jun 10 1:36pm

Final Official Election Returns

Candidates (Vote for 3)
Click on highlighted name for additional information supplied by candidate. Contact non-highlighted candidates and encourage them to provide information for voters.

Ali Saleh Click here for more information about this candidate 1,521 votes 17.0%

  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Lifelong Bell Resident
  • Homeowner
  • Father of four
  • Founder and Director of the Bell Business Association
  • Founder and former BASTA Leadership member
  • Lower Property Taxes
  • Grow Local Businesses
  • Restore Ethical Government
Nestor Enrique Valencia 1,448 votes 16.2% Violeta Alvarez Click here for more information about this candidate 1,355 votes 15.1%
  • Occupation: Social Services Worker
  • Bell Resident for 31 years
  • BA in Psychology
  • Former BASTA Leadership
  • Member of SEIY Local 721
  • Mother of two
  • Homeowner
  • Assess what the city own and sell anything that is not making profit and use teh $ to lower property taxes
  • Make Bell more business friendly so we can shop in Bell and bring in revenue for better services
  • Create transparency by involving residents in decision making through community committees
Mario S. Rivas 1,279 votes 14.3% Fidencio Joel Gallardo Click here for more information about this candidate 1,233 votes 13.8%
  • Occupation: English Teacher
  • California State University, Los Angeles Professor
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, U.S.C.
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration, C.S.U.L.A.
  • Bring Transparency/ Eliminate Waste in Bell
  • Improve the Local Economy/ Create Incentives for Businesses
  • Maintain a Safe and Clean City
Lorenzo S. Velez 688 votes 7.7% Imelda Serrano Click here for more information about this candidate 542 votes 6.1%
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current Bell Resident
  • Mother of two
  • Attending East Los Angeles College
  • Dean's List Recipient- 2010
  • Former Los Angeles County Poll Worker- 2000 to 2007
  • Parent Advisory Committee-President
  • Rebuild a foundation for a transparent democracy to re-establish public trust.
  • Prioritize effective public safety within current economic constraints.
  • Maintain current programs for the seniors and youth of our community.
Estela Mota Click here for more information about this candidate 400 votes 4.5%
  • Occupation: Business Woman/Realtor
  • Bell resident for 41 years/ Homeowner
  • Mother of 3 / Grandmother
  • Former president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (Council #2871 Bell / Cudahy)
  • Former manager of the Willie C. Velasquez Center (Nonprofit organization in Bell, CA assisting underrepresented communities)
  • Former PTA (PTSA) active parent (Corona Elem., Nimitz Middle School, Bell High)
  • Bilingual English / Spanish
  • Establishing transparency and trustworthiness within our city government / Resolving the current public safety system issues we currently face
  • Helping residents and business owners resolve the many injustices that have been brought upon us, such as excessive taxes and business license fees.
  • Bringing in big business and entertainment industries to not only create a new and prosperous city but to also provide our resident's with employment
Marcos A. Oliva 258 votes 2.9%
  • Occupation: Programmer/Analyst
Guillermo "Willie" Aguilar 232 votes 2.6%
  • Occupation: General Contractor

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Official Information

City of Bell

L.A. County Registrar of Voters

Election FAQ

Preguntas Comunes

Election Results
Candidate Forums

Wednesday February 2
(Regular Election; 3 seats open)
Thursday February 3

(Recall Election; 2 seats open)
time: 6:30pm - 8pm
El Hussein Community Center
4313 Gage Ave., Bell, CA 90201
(at Fishburn, 4 blocks west of Atlantic)
LWV Los Angeles, LWV L.A. County, BASTA
Nonpartisan Background Information

This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.

Home (Ballot Lookup) || About Smart Voter || Feedback

Created: September 13, 2011 11:10 PDT
Smart Voter   <>
Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.