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Filing Information Shows Contested Seats in Westwood Neighborhood Council Election

See who the candidates are for the upcoming Westwood Neighborhood Council elections.

More than 30 candidates are vying for spots on the Westwood Neighborhood Council, with all 19 board seats up for election this month.

A total of 35 candidates will run for various seats on the board. Some of the most contested include the Owner Residential Group Directors seats, with four seats available and eight candidates; the Rental Residential Group Directors seats, with four seats available and 10 candidates; and the Business Group Directors seats, with four seats available and eight candidates. 

Fourteen of the current board members are running for re-election.

Elections will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 South Sepulveda Blvd.

Here's a list of the election candidates by seat on the board (I=Incumbent):

Seats 1-4: Owner Residential Group Directors

  • Scott Whittle (I)
  • Constance Boukidis (I)
  • Stephen Resnick (I)
  • Ann Hayman
  • Carole Cohen
  • Brian Weaver
  • Marjan Jamshidi
  • Steve Reasner

Seats 5-8: Rental Residential Group Directors

  • Arman Ghorbani
  • Michael Stajura (I)
  • Jacki Murdock
  • Brant Feldman
  • Ingrid Trejo
  • Samuel Haws
  • Armen Hadjimanoukian
  • David Crew (I)
  • Ryan Krebs
  • Michael Nolasco

Seats 9-12: Business Group Directors

  • Roozbeh Farahanipour (I)
  • Clinton Schudy (I)
  • Susan Leahy
  • Daniel Amos
  • Marcello Robinson (I)
  • Jolie Duhon
  • Dean Abell
  • Eric Norton

Seat 13: Student Director

  • Angus Beverly (I)

Seat 14: Faculty or Staff Director

  • Lisa Chapman (I)

Seat 15: Educational Community Director

  • Laura Winikow (I)

Seat 16: Nonprofit/Arts/Culture/Recreational Community Director

  • Mark Rogo (I)

Seat 17: Faith based Community Director

  • Sarah Austerlitz

Seats 18 and 19: At-Large Directors

  • Scott Tamkin
  • Sander Romick
  • Jerome "Jerry" Brown (I)
  • Mark Herd (I)

Click here for more information about the candidates.

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