Candidates

At-Large Representative (Term: 2 years)
Candidate filing is closed.
The final Certified List of Candidates will be available March 12, 2021

This page is updated weekly. For the most current list, please see the City Clerk List

Tracey L. Adlai

Certified
Statement

I am proud to have been born and raised in Toluca Lake, where my family has had roots since the 1960s. I look forward to serving the community that serves me, in any capacity.

Documentation
  • Business Card
  • CA Drivers License

Robyn Allyn

Certified
Statement

My Name is Robyn Allyn. I have been a resident of Toluca Lake for over 30 years. I’m a married woman with two adult children. My community involvement has a long history which includes my current role as Secretary on the Executive Board of Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council. I also chair of Public Safety and lead the Toluca Lake Neighborhood Watch program. My motivation to run is to help make Toluca Lake a safer and livable place to be. I would like to be a shared voice of the community for all matters of concern. It would be my honor to continue as a Neighborhood Council Board Member and to serve this wonderful community.

Documentation
  • Utility Bill
  • CA Drivers License

Reynold M. Blight

Certified
Statement

I’ve lived in Toluca Lake for almost 30 years and was on the original GTLNC. I served as its second President for two and a half years and continued on the Board serving as Chair of the Planning and Land Use Committee and on other committees. I am currently Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee. I cycled off the Board twice but stayed active and then ran for the Board again and was re-elected. I helped create the Toluca Lake Beautification Partners (TLBP) made up of representatives of the GTLNC, the Toluca Lake Homeowners” Association, the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Toluca Lake Garden Club. (Please look at the Letter from Ryan Altoon, President of the TLBP attached to this application) I’d very much like to be re-elected to this Board so I can continue the work we’ve started to improve Toluca Lake.

Documentation
  • Letter from Organization
  • Letter from Organization
  • CA Drivers License

Kevin Dees

Certified
Statement

Hello, My name is Kevin Dees and I am proud to be a second generation Toluca Lake resident. Toluca Lake is the greatest neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. To experience first hand how the community has come together during the trying times we have all endured over this past year has been truly heartening. I feel blessed to be raising my family in Toluca Lake and want to give back to this wonderful community. It would be an honor to serve Toluca Lake should I be lucky enough to be selected. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Kevin Dees

Documentation
  • Other
  • CA Drivers License

Paige Cram Fakhraie

Certified
Statement

No statement submitted

Documentation
  • Other
  • Homeowner Insurance Policy
  • CA Drivers License

Nick Baker

Certified
Statement

No statement submitted

Documentation
  • CA Drivers License

Peter Ellenstein

Certification Pending
Statement

I’ve been a theatre artist and educator my whole life. I grew up in Los Angeles, left the state in 199 and returned in 2018. I served on Barack Obama Campaign’s National Arts Policy Committees in 2008 and 2012, and on the Biden-Harris Campaign’s Arts Policy Committee and as a State Director of Arts for Biden-Harris. I’ve been politically active my whole life. My Grandfather, Meyer Ellenstein, was the first Jewish mayor of a major American City when he was elected to serve Newark, NJ in 1933. Both of my parents worked as volunteers for political causes and candidates throughout my childhood. We have a responsibility to get involved if we want a say in how to make our world better. The balance between private interests and public policy is a constant negotiation requiring empathy and the understanding that most government decisions generates both winners and losers. Progress, the future, and important changes require balancing with needs of existing stakeholders and businesses.

Documentation
  • Pending

Colby Jensen

Certified
Statement

I’m Colby Jensen, a 20-year Toluca Lake homeowner, businessman and current Vice President of the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council. Two years ago my fellow Tolucans elected me to address crime and overdevelopment. As a Watch Captain, I continually work with our Senior Lead Officer to address burglaries and trespassing. To mitigate homeless related crimes, I promote LAPD’s Mental Evaluation Unit; a productive and humane alternative to the ineffective “catch and release” revolving door. As a member of GTLNC’s Planning and Land Use Committee, I stand up against oversized projects that threaten the charm and safety of our community. In fact, I was one of only two board members to vote against the controversial Bloomfield development. However, I fully support Toluca Lake’s local businesses, voting to approve essential licenses and advancing COVID-19 assistance. I’m asking for your vote so I can continue to serve our beautiful village by the lake. Move Boldly With Colby!

Documentation
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • CA Drivers License

Timothy W.P. Davis

Certified
Statement

My name is Tim Davis, my wife and I have been Toluca Lake residents since 2013. We are thankful to be living and raising our 3 young children here in Toluca Lake. I am an insurance adjuster by trade, and since 2011 I have served as President of our family owned business. My desire to pursue the GTLNC board position to actively help our neighborhood remain a wonderful and safe place to live for all stakeholders.

Documentation
  • Utility Bill
  • CA Drivers License

Shawn Besharaty

Certified
Statement

Hello, My name is Shawn Besharaty. I have been a resident in Toluca Lake since 1971 and love living in this city. I am looking to be more involved in our community and feel that this is the best avenue to do so!

Documentation
  • Homeowner Insurance Policy
  • CA Drivers License

Arthur Wypchlak

Certified
Statement

No statement submitted

Documentation
  • Mortgage Statement
  • CA Drivers License

Laura Kantor

Certified
Statement

I’m a former reporter and anchor for North Hollywood’s landmark non-profit radio station KPFK. After reporting on numerous corruption cases involving local elected officials across the Southland, I know that transparency is fundamental. Now more than ever, our voices are vitally important in keeping our city safe and productive. The homeless crisis is out of control, and I will work diligently to help remedy it. My energy, enthusiasm, and work ethic are just what the board needs during these trying times. Thank you.

Documentation
  • Renter Insurance Policy
  • CA Drivers License

Andrew Westall

Certification Pending
Statement

My name is Andrew Westall, and I am asking for your support and the opportunity to serve on our Neighborhood Council once again. I have been a homeowner in Toluca Woods for 14 years and previously served as Chair of the Planning & Land Use Committee, as well as in the leadership positions of Vice President and President for the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council. Professionally I am an urban planner and served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff to former Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson for the last nine years. As a member of the Council, my goals would be 1) Continue to work with residents & the business community in the City’s COVID-19 response; 2) Ensure quality oversight of planning projects, while being persistent on the implementation of the streetscape and parking improvements the NC has approved; and 3) work with community residents/organizations to continue to improved the great quality of life we enjoy as residents of our community.

Documentation
  • Pending

Katherine Hatton

Certified
Statement

Toluca Lake has been my home for over a decade, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. As a current GTLNC Board Member, Assistant Secretary, and Co-chair of the Environmental Committee, I see first hand how much the GTLNC contributes to our community – and all the work behind the scenes that goes into it. I’m running now so that I can continue working with and for the community to make Toluca Lake the best place to live and work in LA. Thank you for your consideration. Please register and vote!

Documentation
  • CA Drivers License

Tess Taylor

Certified
Statement

My interests include preserving residential neighborhoods and quality of life, ensuring good government and transparency, adherence to due process and democratic principles, the rights of taxpayers, code-compliant development and the avoidance of adverse impacts, and accessibility to city staff and their responsiveness to the needs of citizens. I am president of the West Toluca Lake Residents Association, and a 28-year resident.

Documentation
  • Utility Bill
  • CA Drivers License

Mike Donatelli

Certified
Statement

No Statement Submitted

Documentation
  • Property Deed
  • CA Drivers License

Matt Kamin

Certified
Statement

No Statement Submitted

Documentation
  • Utility Bill
  • CA Drivers License

Jennifer Rodzianko

Certification Pending
Statement

No Statement Submitted

Documentation
  • Pending

Brandt Goodman

Certified
Statement

A year and a half ago I moved to Toluca Lake in hopes to begin a career in film, what I found instead was a community that supported and cared for one another. Since then I have been searching for ways I can a help to others, and believe this position is how. As a young person, my perspective and experience as a leader can bring a voice that is often unheard in local politics. I’m running as a democratic socialist because I believe our current two party system maintains misguided and outdated solutions to problems that are decades old.

Documentation
  • Rental Agreement
  • Photo ID

Murphy Moore III

Certified
Statement

No Statement Submitted

Documentation
  • Rental Agreement
  • CA Driver License

Susanne K Hayes

Certified
Statement

I’m Susanne Hayes, a Toluca Lake homeowner for 21 years, with the added blessing of an extended family residing in this beautiful community since the 1970s. I have been a board member of the Homeowners Association organizing several Turkey Trot fundraisers supporting local organizations. I am currently on the board of the Toluca Lake Beautification Partners and would like to continue to give back to this great area. My objective is to ensure that our GTLNC community remains viable, livable, green and safe for all stakeholders. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Susanne

Documentation
  • CA Driver License

Carmela Artmont

Certified
Statement

No Statement Submitted

Documentation
  • CA Driver License

Jack Lucarelli

Certification Pending
Statement

No Statement Submitted

Documentation
  • Pending

Lee Jamieson

Certified
Statement

Because I have proudly served on the GTLNC for the last nine years, and I want to continue. I have Asperger Syndrome, and I feel that stakeholders with disabilities should be and need to be included. We are capable of positive community work.

Documentation
  • Letter from Organization
  • CA Drivers License

Fred Iberri

Certified
Statement

A vote for Fred Iberri is a vote to preserve our neighborhood. Fred is a 4th Generation native of Los Angeles who grew up in Toluca Lake, attending St. Charles and then graduating from Notre Dame High School and now lives a few blocks away from where his great grandmother first bought in Toluca Lake circa 1950. No one cares more about the well being of Toluca Lake than Fred and The Iberri family. The would be the second term for Fred as he has already successfully served one term on the GTLNC when it first formed nearly 20 years ago. **A vote for Fred will ensure the preservation of our special neighborhood **

Documentation
  • Mortgage Statement
  • CA Driver License

This page last updated 2/27/21