Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Elections: Current Candidates

Thursday is the deadline to qualify as a candidate—14 residents have stepped up so far.

A total of 14 people, including four incumbents, have so far filed their candidature for elections to the scheduled on Oct. 13.

Here are their names and the positions they intend to run for, according to Independent Election Administrator Terrence Gomes of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment:

Nelson Grande II: President

Robert Guevara: President (Currently Education Director and Secretary)

Peter Hilton: President (Currently Director Sub-District 4)

Tim Ryder: Public Safety Director

Elva Erykah Grande: Sub-District 5 Director

Marc Magallanes: Sub-District 7 Director

Mark Haskell Smith: ERNC Board

Matt Harrington: Sub-District Director

Eddie Ramirez: Civic Director

Lisa Karahalios: Education Institutions Director

Andrea Anderson: Faith-Based Groups Director


Michael Nogueira: Vice President and Business Director

Irena Seta: Civic Director

Duy Tran: Sub-District 1 Director

Caroline Roncalli: Youth Director

The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council is in "Region 8" of the network of 95 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles, which are meant to serve as the local arm of the Los Angeles City Council. Region 8 represents Northeast Los Angeles, which includes Eagle Rock, Historic Highland Park, Arroyo Seco, Glassell Park, Greater Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, and Boyle Heights.

The deadline to run for the ERNC elections as well as to vote by mail is Thursday, Sept. 13. Anyone at least 16 years of age who lives, works or owns property in Eagle Rock—or who demonstrates a legitimate stake in the neighborhood—can be a candidate in the elections.

Click here to file your candidature online. Or download the candidate filing form from the attached pdf and mail it to: Department of Neighborhood Empowerment – Elections Division, 14410 Sylvan St., 4th Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91401.

You may also e-mail your candidature to elections@empowerla.org or fax it to (818) 582-2849.

Click here to view the Neighborhood Council Elections website for Eagle Rock, which has brief biographical details and election manifestos of some of the candidates. (A complete list of candidates is expected to be featured on the website shortly.)

Click here to view the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council website.

Feel free to contact Independent Election Administrator Terrence Gomes for any assistance with election candidatures or voting at terrence@empowerla.org.


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Erykah Grande September 14, 2012 at 03:09 AM
See you on the slate, then, EagleRockMom! How exciting! :D
EagleRockMom September 14, 2012 at 05:18 AM
@Erykah How presumptuous.
Erykah Grande September 14, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Thank you. :)
Sarah Bucolic September 21, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Robert Guevara for President! He's an experienced lawyer and educator. He is very well versed in the laws and policies and doesn't just focus on one issue. In order to be a good President you need to be able to cover all bases and not just concentrate on one issue alone.
Sarah Bucolic September 21, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Oh and not to mention Robert Guevara seems to be the only one from the ERNC who has shown up at almost every single community event so far.


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