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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2005 Election
Council Member; City of Claremont Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 2)

Election results -- manually collected from individual City Clerks' offices -- are official unless noted above. Unofficial results will be updated as available.
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Ellen Taylor Click here for more information about this candidate 2,788 votes 21.2%

  • Occupation: Law Office Manager
  • League of Women Voters of Claremont, Past President
  • Organizer of Claremont Study Circles on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  • City of Claremont Traffic and Transportation Commission, 8 years, Chair for 4 years
  • Claremont Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Claremont Committee on Aging; Chair:Legal and Protective Services Subcommittee
  • Friends of the Claremont Library, Vice President
  • Social Programs for Seniors and Children; Well Planned and Managed Affordable Housing that Complements Neighborhoods
  • Well Planned Economic Development with Fiscal Oversight
  • Preservation of Hillsides, Open Space and Historic Resources
Corey Calaycay 2,513 votes 19.1% Sam Pedroza Click here for more information about this candidate 2,349 votes 17.9%
  • Occupation: Environmental Planner/Commissioner
  • Community Services Commission - Chair
  • General Plan Committee - member
  • Claremont Heritage - Boardmember
  • Claremont Wildlands Conservancy - Boardmember
  • San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network - President
  • Mt. San Antonio College Foundation - Boardmember
  • Enrich youth and senior programming
  • Assure open government and enhance Claremont's rich traditions of wise planning and citizen participation
  • Protect Claremont's environmental resources
Russ Brown Click here for more information about this candidate 1,725 votes 13.1%
  • Occupation: Retired Police Captain
  • AA degree, Administration of Justice, Chaffey College
  • BA degree, Management, University of Redlands
  • Claremont's 2003 "Honored Citizen"
  • Claremont Red Cross Board Member
  • Claremont Kiwanis Club Past-President
  • VFW Post 11128 Jr. Vice Commander
  • Encourage quality business development that enhances our revenue base
  • Expand our recreational facilities and protect our open space resources
  • Maintain and enhance our public safety and emergency services
Llewellyn "Lew" Miller Click here for more information about this candidate 1,527 votes 11.6%
  • Occupation: Investment Consultant
  • Current Mayor Pro Tem
  • Over 20 years experience in financial services
  • Regional Council Member - Southern California Association of Governments -representing Pomona, LaVerne and Claremont
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Governing Board - representing Claremont
  • California Association of Nonprofits, Member , Board of Directors
  • B.A. Yale,M.S. Stanford, Engineering-Economic Systems
  • Claremont requires leadership that is analytical, goal-oriented and willing to take unpopular positions. I provide such leadership.
  • Increasing the supply of "affordable" homes will not come from market forces in Claremont.
  • Giving greater voice to groups not always well represented when priorities were being set at City Hall -- particularly parents of school age children
Al Leiga Click here for more information about this candidate 1,408 votes 10.7%
  • Occupation: Retired Business Executive
  • AB, MS, Ph.D., New York University
  • Research Scientist, Xerox Physics Res Lab, Webster N.Y>
  • Production Plant Manager, Xerox Medical Systems, Monroia, CA
  • Claremont City Council Member, 1990-2003
  • Chairman, Gold Line Construction Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Board Member, LA County Commission for Quality & Productivity
  • I will provide a leadership role to bring people together to solve dificult problems.
  • I will establish a business like focus on policies that will shape the future of Claremont.
  • I will provide leadership to regional organizations, such as the Gold Line Construction Authority.
Graham Bell (Write-in) 571 votes 4.3%
Michael John Keenan Click here for more information about this candidate 268 votes 2.0%
  • Occupation: Professional Window Cleaner
  • No Degree at present. Attended Asuza Pacific College, Cal Poly Pomona, Pitzer College, and Chaffey Jr.College
  • Claremont City General Plan Committee
  • Irving Landrum Jr. Justice Organizing Committee
  • Volunteer Pomona College "Farm"
  • Spearheaded Resolution Against Patriot Act
  • Founding Member National Sanctuary Committee
  • To carry out my work in a spirit of Claremont's heritage of town hall peoples sovereignty under a period of Constitutional crisis.
  • Seek a Green based city manager and restore Natural Resources vision into General Plan revision.
  • To win my political battles by the persuasive power of my ideas and values. This pale blue jot is all we've got.

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City of Claremont

February 8, 7:15am
Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum; Claremont Inn, 555 W. Foothill Bl (Upstairs in the Flamingo Banquet Room) Cost: $10 advance reservation / $12 no reservations; RSVP: 624-1681 ext. 110
Candidate Forums conducted by LWV Claremont Area

Tuesday, February 15, 7pm
The Manor, 650 West Harrison Ave; Contact: 909 621-3663

Wednesday, February 16, 7pm
Hughes Community Center; 1700 Danbury Road; Contact: 909 626-6534
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