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Los Angeles County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Councilmember; City of Torrance Voter Information

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Results as of Jun 27 2:22pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (91/91)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Bill Sutherland Click here for more information about this candidate 11,003 votes 18.98%

  • Occupation: Independent Businessman
  • Successful Businessman
  • Experienced City Commissioner
  • History of Civic Involvement
  • Balance New Growth
  • Preserve our Police, Fire and Safety services
  • Upgrade our Aging Infrastructure
Tom Brewer Click here for more information about this candidate 10,674 votes 18.41%
  • Occupation: Microbiologist
  • Chairman, Civil Service Commission
  • Secretary, Torrance Education Foundation
  • President, Southwood Riviera HOA
  • Chairman, T.U.S.D. 7/11 Committee
  • M.B.A. Cal State University Dominguez Hills
  • B.S. Cal State University Long Beach
  • Stop out of control development
  • Keep special interests out of City Council decisions
  • My vision is for Torrance to be a safe, vibriant, balanced city
Pat McIntyre 10,150 votes 17.51%
  • Occupation: Councilmember
Rod Guyton Click here for more information about this candidate 9,146 votes 15.77%
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Business Owner
  • former Planning Commissioner
  • former Parks/Recreation Commissioner
  • former Community Services Commissioner
  • currently baseball coach Riviera Littleleague
  • currently AYSO referree Region South Torrance
  • former Southwood Riviera HOA board member
  • Balanced Community-Our city's business and redential balance has been our strength. We must strengthen this effort.
  • Public Safety-Many challenges are facing our public safety (police/fire). We must find ways to meet these challenges to keep our city safe.
  • Traffic-We must find new ways to deal with the pass thru and Torrance resident traffic.
Mike Mauno Click here for more information about this candidate 8,331 votes 14.37%
  • Occupation: Councilman/Project Manager
  • Bachelors of Science California State University Long Beach
  • AA Degree El Camino College
  • Add an Additional Paramedic Unit
  • Have more Police Officers on the Street
  • Manage Traffic through Wireless Synchronization
VJ Hirsch Click here for more information about this candidate 4,114 votes 7.10%
  • Occupation: High School Teacher
  • Project Management
  • Consensus Builder
  • Educator
  • MBA Business
  • BS Mathematics
  • Resident Safety
  • Providing a Voice for Residents
  • Improving Parking, Housing, Traffic, and Commerce
Charles Michel Deemer Click here for more information about this candidate 3,327 votes 5.74%
  • Occupation: Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer
  • West High Class of 1974
  • El Camino College '74-'77
  • Long Beach State '77-'80
  • 25 years in bookkeeping & tax preparation
  • 23 years Securities license
  • 2nd term Water Commissioner
  • End building of High Density Condominiums
  • To handle increased use begin plans for 2 new fire stations
  • Work with Torrance Unified on school reconstruction
Sameer "Sam" Bhavnani Click here for more information about this candidate 641 votes 1.11%
  • Occupation: Film/Television Producer
  • Realtor
  • Student at CSULB
  • Son
  • Friend
  • Hero
  • Free Wireless Internet City Wide
  • Throw the First South Bay Film Festival here in Torrance
  • Build Low Cost Senior Housing, and Build Race Track to reduce Street Racing
Ricky Bhavnani Click here for more information about this candidate 593 votes 1.02%
  • Occupation: Student
  • Film Maker
  • Marathon Runner
  • Improving City Streets/ Sidewalks/ Traffic/ Safety
  • Cleaning up graffiti
  • Encourage City participation on issues

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  Official Information

City of Torrance Home Page

City of Torrance Election Website
L.A. Almanac

Torrance History & Demographics
News and Analysis

Daily Breeze

Google News Search Television Coverage

  • The Torrance Cable Television Advisory Board offers each candidate the opportunity to videotape a 3-minute statement to be shown on the Torrance Community Television Channel 28, May 17th through June 5th at 8:30 p.m.

  • Torrance Community TV (TCTV Ch28) will air the League of Women Voters- AAUW-Torrance Council of PTAs sponsored Candidate Forum between April 20 and June 5 each night at 7:00 p.m.
Candidate Forums (open to the public)

Wednesday April 19, 7-9pm
  • Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr.; co-sponsors: LWV Torrance, AAUW Torrance, Torrance Council of PTAs

Wednesday April 26, 7-9pm
  • Bartlett Sr. Center, 1318 Cravens; sponsor: Old Torrance Neighborhood Association

Monday, May 1, 7-9pm
  • Anza Elementary School, 21400 Ellinwood Dr.; sponsor: Southwood HOA

Wednesday, May 3, 7-9pm
  • Calle Mayor MS, 4800 Calle Mayor; co-sponsors: Southwood Riviera & Seaside HOAs

Thursday, May 4, 7-9pm
  • Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr.; sponsor: Torrance Performing Arts Consortium

Wednesday, May 10, 7-9pm
  • Richardson MS, 23751 Nancylee Ln.; sponsor: Hollywood Riviera HOA

Thursday, May 11, 7-9pm
  • Bert Lynn MS, 5038 Halison St.; sponsor: West Torrance HOA

Thursday, May 25, 7-9pm
  • North HS Library, 3620 W. 182nd St.; sponsor: Northwest Torrance HOA
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