Sunday, November 06, 2005

Vote for Clark, Gardner, LaMonte and Sharp

Some may have noticed that I am a Right Wing Republican (oooh... scary..). I regard George Bush as a hero and admire Arnold the Governator even more than the Arnold the Kindergarten Cop.

But when it comes to Palos Verdes, I completely ignore politics and just vote for the candidate with knowledge, vision and guts.

In previous Rancho Palos Verdes Council races I voted for Doug Stern and Tom Long (Democrats) and Steve Wolowicz (Republican). Joining Larry Clark and Peter Gardiner, this group comprise arguably the best Council ever to serve our fair City. Individually they are intelligent and well prepared and they work hard as a team to forge the best consensus decisions.

Now Mayor Clark and former Mayor Gardiner are up for re-election. Councilman Stern said it well: Both have demonstrated that they have the judgment, temperament, professionalism, background, analytical skills, and work ethic to constructively work through and solve the sometimes difficult and complex issues that are faced by the City Council.

Rancho Palos Verdes is fortunate to have such civic volunteers who are willing to serve our City so ably and with such dedication.

Although I have no children in the Palos Verdes school system, I have a keen interest in the School Board election. I am impressed with the PVUSD administration and teaching staff from Superintendent Ira Toibin to the kindergarten teachers.

It is important that this fine school system is supported by an equally fine Board.

Erin LaMonte

I am endorsing Erin LaMonte and Malcolm Sharp. Erin has extensive business experience, she has served as PTA president at every school level, and her enthusaism is contagious. Malcolm (in the middle, he says) has served with distinction as president of the Peninsula Education Foundation. Malcolm Sharp is a man of vision with a great sense of humor.

Finally, I urge a YES vote on School District Measures R and S. These bonds provide funding for much needed infrastructure repairs to our school facilities. While I am dismayed at sending our property taxes to Sacramento to be wasted by bureaucrats, these bond funds go directly to our Palos Verdes schools. It's money well invested.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Super! And Thanks.


2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Bill for your support and efforts on my behalf in this election-- see you at our victory party Tues!


2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill - Thanks for the endorsement -- very much appreciated. Some who have fwd'ed me your message are confused by "..has served with distinction on the current Board and as president of the Peninsula Education Foundation." It's being interpreted that I'm on the current Board of Ed (no) or that I'm still on the PEF board (retired in June). Just wanted to make sure you are clear about my status.


2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bill

Thanks for the information.

Appro pro of nothing. The nomination of Samuel Alito for the
Supreme Court from Trenton, NJ, brought my wife's memory back to the '40's when and where she grew up. One of her social studies teacher that she had was his father. However she went to a different high school than the nominee.


2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I'd been so interested in knowing who you had sized up as the best choices that I'd thought about phoning you to ask.


2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for sending this out. On to victory tomorrow night!


2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great email! I am sure it will help a great deal. Thanks for all you have done.

Warm regards,

2:50 PM  

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