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

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 3)

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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Nick Tell Click here for more information about this candidate 2,829 votes 15.4%

  • Occupation: Businessman / Investor
  • Managing Director at Trust Company of the West
  • Board Member of Applied Extrusion Technologies, Ascent Energy and Tom's Foods
  • Graduated University of Chicago Law School, 1987
  • Provide expertise to help city address future financial challenges
  • Focus on family issues, particularly related to establishing strong relationship between City Council and the School Board
  • Establish neighborhood councils to proactively solicit feedback from residents on important issues
Jim Aldinger Click here for more information about this candidate 2,571 votes 14.0%
  • Occupation: MB City Councilmember
  • Mayor, City of Manhattan Beach, 2003-2004
  • Nearly 20-year employee at Boeing Satellite Systems
  • South Bay Cities Council of Government - Delegate, 2002-Present
  • Southern California Association of Governments - Regional Council Member
  • LA Air Force Base Regional Alliance - Member, 2004-Present
  • VOICE (Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Communities Environment) - Director, 1992-Present; President, 1994-1998
  • PUBLIC SAFETY - Ensuring that the Public Safey Facility comes in on budget and on schedule; that we have the resources to keep the city safe.
  • ENVIRONMENT - Making sure our oceans and beach remain clean.
  • QUALITY OF LIFE - Maintain the quality of life we now enjoy through reduced mansionization and reduced neighborhood traffic impacts.
Richard P. Montgomery Click here for more information about this candidate 1,987 votes 10.8%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Planning Commissioner 2002-present
  • Board of Building Appeals Member 2001
  • Chairman, 1st Annual MB Youth Recogintion Award 2004
  • President - MB Old Hometown Fair Board - 2004-2005
  • Former Reserve Police Officer
  • I will continue support and oversight of undergrounding of utilities throughout the city.
  • I will support and encourage home remodels and additions versus "teardowns and building "mansion" type homes.
  • I will work to implement Citywide Bikeway Path as alternative transporation method.
Gerry O'Connor Click here for more information about this candidate 1,774 votes 9.7%
  • Occupation: Technical Management Consultant
  • BS Mechanical Engineering - Brown University (1978); MBA Study - Pepperdine, Pan American, Wayne State Universities (1978-83)
  • 20+ years engineering and management with such firms as DaimlerChrysler, AlliedSignal, and Denso
  • Establishment of mgmt. consulting firm specializing in organizational dev't., strategic planning, technical problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Chairman, Planning Commission (member 5/03 - Present); Chairman & Member, Parks & Recreation Commission ('99-'03)
  • Chairman, Residents for Public Safety (Yes on Measure Y - 2001); Founding Member, Residents Against Rezoning (Opposed Removing Metlox Options - 2000)
  • Steering Committee, AVP MB Open Volleyball Tournament (2001 - Present), Neighborhood Watch Block Captain, 1990-Present
  • Mansionization
  • Traffic Congestion
  • Communications / Community Participation / Program Management / E-Government
Julia A. Tedesco Click here for more information about this candidate 1,503 votes 8.2%
  • Occupation: Business woman/ Artist
  • 2 Terms as President MB Historical Society
  • Former Moderator MB Community Church
  • Past President MB Badminton Club
  • Vice President Pier Pressure - group saving our Pier
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Recipient of 2003 Rose and Scroll Award
  • Supporting a strong Police and Fire Departments to ensure our security and safety
  • Address the potential consequences of mismanaged growth - while preserving the aesthetic integrity of our city
  • Maintain a relationship with our school district
Bill Eisen Click here for more information about this candidate 1,426 votes 7.8%
  • Occupation: Retired CPA
  • Extensive municipal audit and finance experience
  • 50-year Manhattan Beach resident
  • Graduate of Mira Costa High School and Cal State Los Angeles
  • Full clean-up of the Sepulveda-Rosecrans site before the shopping center is built
  • Cal-Trans recommended roadway improvements for Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach
  • Work with the School District to help resolve its financial difficuloties
Martha Andreani Click here for more information about this candidate 1,330 votes 7.2%
  • Occupation: VP Human Resources
  • BA, Pepperdine University
  • Council/School Board Synergies to Foster Top-Notch School System
  • Improve Communications by City with Residents
  • Incentives to Maintain Low-Profile, Small-Town Ambiance
Edward O. "Ed" Lear Click here for more information about this candidate 1,312 votes 7.1%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • MB Parks & Rec Commissioner
  • Fmr. MB Library Commissioner
  • Neighborhood Watch Area Coordinator
  • Coach for AYSO (soccer); MBYB (basketball); MBLL (baseball)
  • Fmr. American Martyrs Sunday School teacher
  • Prioritize traffic impact before economic benefit in consideration of proposed development;
  • Form true partnership w/ School District
  • Promote safety
Eric Craig Mah Click here for more information about this candidate 1,307 votes 7.1%
  • Occupation: Healthcare Professional
  • A Fresh Voice for Manhattan Beach
  • Master's degree, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Bachelor's degree, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods: Partner with Schools, Improve Police/Resident relations
  • A Financially Strong City: Protect small-business, improve parking downtown for residents, encourage more local shopping
  • Common-Sense Government: Serve the people, not special interest
Charles D. "Chuck" Milam Click here for more information about this candidate 1,261 votes 6.9%
  • Occupation: Municipal Financial Analyst
  • BA, University of Southern Californi
  • MBA, University of Southern California
  • LA County Beach Commission Member
  • MB Planning Commission (1996-2002)
  • MB Public Works Commission (1990-1996)
  • MB Sister City Committee, BSA Troop 849 Parents Committee
Lynn E Harris Click here for more information about this candidate 1,056 votes 5.8%
  • Occupation: teacher/airline agent
  • Teacher, Parenting Classes, South Bay Adult School, 1986 to present
  • Facilitator, Beach Cities Health District, Center for Positive Parenting, 1992 to present
  • Teacher, Sand Tots Parent Co-op School, 1986-1989
  • Puppy Raiser, Guide Dogs of America
  • MA, Education, University of Illinois
  • BS Early Education, Bucknell University
  • upgrade library facilities and expand hours, stay in County system
  • allow dog owners to enjoy walks with their dogs on leash in our public parks
  • reduce density by encouraging remodels rather than tear-downs

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  Official Information

City of Manhattan Beach
Candidate Forums

Thursday February 10, 7:30-9pm
American Martyrs Church, 624 15th St.

Thursday February 17, 7-8:30pm
broadcast live on Adelphia Cable, followed by a pre-taped City Treasurer Candidate Forum from 8:30-9pm; both forums to be shown on several subsequent dates before the election; co-sponsors: Manhattan Beach Residents Association & Adelphia Cable; submit questions to

Tuesday, February 22, 7-9pm
Mira Costa High School Cafeteria; conducted by LWV Beach Cities; candidates for treasurer will speak first, followed by candidates for city council
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