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Los Angeles County, CA March 5, 2013 Election
Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 3 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

A runoff may be held on 5/21/2013 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.

Results as of Apr 12 4:19pm

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS as of 03/26/2013 9:43:33 PM

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bob Blumenfield Click here for more information about this candidate 12,974 votes 51.9%

  • Occupation: Assembly Member, State of California
  • Married with two young children
  • Bachelor's Degree - Public Policy, Duke University
  • Graduate, Anderson School of Business, UCLA
  • Member, California State Assembly
  • Former Government Affairs Director, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  • Former District Director, Congressmember Howard Berman
  • Restore cuts in services and staffing of the last few years
  • Plan for development along new transit routes
  • Repair and upgrade the city's aging infrastructure
Joyce J. Pearson Click here for more information about this candidate 4,998 votes 20.0%
  • Occupation: CPA/Attorney, Woodland Hills 27 years
  • Chair Emeritus/Board Member, Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council
  • Past President/Member, Encino Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Woodland Hills-Tarzana, Canoga Park, and Winnetka Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Valley Women's Center (protecting domestic violence victims)
  • Board Member, Valley Village Foundation (helping disabled children)
  • Treasurer, LAPD West Valley Jeopardy Foundation (serving at-risk youth)
  • Protecting West Valley Tax Payers, redirecting a greater share of tax dollars back to the West Valley
  • Promoting Local Businesses and Bringing Jobs to the West Valley
  • Building Safer Neighborhoods, increasing our Police presence and improving our public safety response times
Cary T. Iaccino Click here for more information about this candidate 2,404 votes 9.6%
  • Occupation: Independent Business Owner
  • Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Homeowner whose children are 4th generation Reseda.
  • Immediate Past Chair, Reseda Neighborhood Council.
  • Appointed to represent all of Council District 3 on Prop K Oversight Committee by Councilman Zine.
  • Streamlining the city's departments and realigning the Budget for increased efficiency, including multi-year planning and performance based budgeting.
  • Prioritizing public safety, reducing crime and response times. Better preparing for Sacramento's troublesome prison realignment policy.
  • Making LA less hostile to business, equipping entrepreneurs, increasing job training to grow our job base here. .
Elizabeth Badger Click here for more information about this candidate 2,328 votes 9.3%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Appointed to the Democratic Central Committee
  • Founder of the Non-Profit Minority Outreach
  • Member of the Los Angeles African American Women Political Outreach
  • Member of the Winnetka Neighborhood Council
  • Masters Degree in Political Science
  • Promote Job Growth
  • Budget Reform
  • Repair Our Infrastructure
Steven E. Presberg Click here for more information about this candidate 1,171 votes 4.7%
  • Occupation: City Investigator/Advocate
  • B.A., M.A., J.D.; former Administrative Law Judge
  • Former Assistant Deputy Mayor to Mayor Richard Riordan
  • Former Acting City Clerk - New York
  • Counsel to the Los Angeles Elected Charter Reform Commission
  • Hearing Officer, County of Los Angeles
  • Pension reform is a first priority if we are ever going to gain control of the City budget
  • Political reorganization of the City government is necessary to eliminate functions either duplicative or best left to other levels of government.
  • DWP ratepayers are entitled to not have their rates increased in order to allow for "pork-barrel" spending by the City.
Scott Silverstein Click here for more information about this candidate 1,110 votes 4.4%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Boardmember
  • Commercial Real Estate Agent, Principal
  • Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council, Chairman
  • Child Development Institute, Board of Directors
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home, Executives member
  • Woodland Hills Tarzana Chamber of Commerce
  • American Youth Soccer Organization
  • More Efficient Government
  • Reduce the extraordinary tax burden on businesses
  • Reduce and Reform the Pension/Legacy Expenses

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 5 questions on Most Important Issue, Budget Shortfall, Sales Tax, Climate Change, and Constituency vs. City.

Official Information

City of Los Angeles
Candidate Videos from
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Steven E. Presberg
Scott Silverstein
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