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Deadline to Run For Neighborhood Council is Thursday

Two candidates have pulled papers to run for President of the board.

The deadline to pull election papers to run for theis on Thursday, Sept. 13. So far, 15 candidates have filed for 19 available seats.

As of Tuesday, there was only one prospective race in this year's election, which will be held on Saturday, Oct 13. Current board members Cathi Milligan and Monica Alcaraz have both stated their intention to run for President of the HHPNC. Last Thursday, current President Chris Smith told Patch that he did not intend to seek another term.

Milligan is the owner of the on York Boulevard and is the current President of the NELAart organization. She has served as the neighborhood council's economic development chair for the last year.

Alacaraz joined the board this summer; she now serves as the President of 's PTA.

Current HHPNC members who have already officially decided to seek another term are Hector Hueza, Ofelia Zuniga, Miriam Escobar, Trisha Gossett, Steve Crouch and Janet Dodson.

There is some new blood this year, as well. Brandin Engersbach, Clyde Williams, Pablo Gutierrez, Randy Carrillo, Lida Caban, Raul Macias and Margarito Martinez will all seek open seats on the board.

Click here to see the full list of candidates and to read their personal statements.

Those interested in running for a seat on the neighborhood council can learn more about how to do so here.

Monica Alcaraz September 12, 2012 at 05:27 AM
We are having a Final Candidate Filing Workshop on Thursday, September 13 2012 at the Arroyo Seco Library 6145 N. Figueroa Street, LA, CA 90042, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Workshop attendees will receive information and assistance on the process for filing for candidacy to the Board of the HHPNC. The Arroyo Seco Library Reference Department is working with the HHPNC Election Committee to provide computer access for online filing. Potential candidates can visit www.highlandparknc.com Important Dates: Candidate Campaign Period is from September 13 to October 13, 2012 Election Day is on Saturday, October 13, 2012 HHPNC Contact: Carmela Gomes Tel: 323-257-1900 Email: gomescarmela16@gmail.com and vistit www.highlandparknc.com
clvngodess September 13, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Will there be a debate between those running and incumbents? There should be.
Monica Alcaraz September 13, 2012 at 07:32 PM
A forum for candidates will be held. I don't know all the detail at this point but it will be announced soon.
clvngodess September 13, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Thanks Monica! That would be great.
Monica Alcaraz September 14, 2012 at 04:34 AM
You have until midnight to get your application in! You too can be part of the process get involved make your voice be heard and help Highland Park be the best it can be!

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