Here are links to the statements that the 24 people running for have submitted.
Studio City Patch welcomes all nominees to post their statements, additional information or blogs onto the site as well. For instructions, click here.
Any stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age on the day of the election who lives, works or owns property within the SCNC boundaries can vote.
Stakeholders may vote ONLY in the categories for which they are qualified. Only property owners may vote for the residential homeowner seat, only employees may vote for employee seat, etc. Every stakeholder who qualifies in a specific category is given an At-Large ballot, as well. Therefore, all stakeholders will vote for a minimum of two seats. Some stakeholders may qualify in more than one category (say, renter and employee) in which case they will vote in more than two categories. The youth vote can be for anyone 15 to 18.
At the moment, the most competitive race is for Residential Homeowners, where nine people are competing for three seats. In the Residential Renters category, six people are vying for three seats.
Only two candidates are registered in the Business Representative seat, where there are three slots.
At the moment, the Employee/Independent Contractor, Youth and Service Organization races are not competitive races.
However, some switching can still occur before the final ballots are compiled.
Below is the list and the categories of the candidates and links to their statements, whether they are on Patch or on the Empower LA site. We will continue to link them as they are added.
Click on the names for their statements. If the candidate has a specific statement on Patch, the link will go to that. Also see photos of the candidates in the gallery above. Those photos will rotate periodically so as not to favor anyone specifically.
The names followed by * below are incumbents now serving on the Neighborhood Council.
Service Organization (2 seats available)
Service Organization *
Service Organization *
Residential Homeowners (4 seats available)
Residential Homeowners Seats Sarah Angel
Residential Homeowners Seats
Residential Homeowners Seat Dan Nieman
Residential Homeowners Seats Matt Pyken
Residential Homeowners Seats Lisa Sarkin *
Residential Homeowners Seats Gail Steinberg*
Residential Homeowners Seats *
Residential Homeowners Seat Lisa Yacoubian
Residential Homeowners Seats g *
Residential Renters (3 seats available)
Residential Renters Seats Jane Drucker
Residential Renters Seats Karen Eisenberg
Residential Renters Seats Lana Shackelford *
Residential Renters Seats Ronald Taylor *
Business Representatives (3 seats available)
Business Representatives Scott Ouellette
Business Representatives Rita Villa *
At-Large Stakeholder (1 seat available)
At-Large Stakeholder Seat Lisa Davis
At-Large Stakeholder Seat Sam Humeid
Youth Board Member (1 seat)
Youth Board Member Pasha Vafaee *
Employee Representative (2 seats)
Employee Representatives John Lawler
Employee Representative Shoshana Raphael
Again, please consider adding your statement to Studio City Patch. Click on START A BLOG above under the photos on the front page or, for detailed video instructions.