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 firstname.lastname@example.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.)
Feel free to contact Independent Election Administrator Terrence Gomes for any assistance with election candidatures or voting at email@example.com.