Quick election update.
Westlake Village’s candidates are Bob Slavin, Mark Rutherford and Sue McSweeney. The nomination period is now closed as all incumbents are running again. Since there are the same number of seats as candidates, the election is an “uncontested” election. The Westlake Village City Council, as it has in the past, can choose to not have an election and save the city an estimated $25,000. They have to make this decision within the next 10 days.
Agoura Hills also has an uncontested election with the three incumbents Denis Weber, Bill Koehler and Harry Schwarz running. Like Westlake Village, the nomination period is now closed since all incumbents are running again. The Agoura Hills City Council can also choose to not have an election with an estimated savings of $40,000-45,000. Like Westlake Village, they need to decide this within the next 10 days.
Las Virgenes Unified School District, however, has a contested election. And, because not all incumbents are running, the nomination period has been extended slightly (to Wed Aug 12th). The current candidates are:
Governing Board Member, Term Ends Dec 2013:
Diane Combes (Ventura County)
Dave Moorman (LA County)
Lesli Stein (LA County)
F. Gordon Whitehead (LA County)
Governing Board Member, Term Ends Dec 2011:
Cindy Iser (LA County)
There have been some questions about why Ventura County is part of the LVUSD election. While the vast majority of LVUSD is in Los Angeles County, Las Virgenes actually spans two counties: LA and Ventura. The Ventura portion of the District includes Bell Canyon which is part of Ventura County. Contrary to popular belief, Bell Canyon is part of LVUSD, not the Oak Park school district.