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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2005 Election
Council Member; City of Pico Rivera Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 2)

Election results -- manually collected from individual City Clerks' offices -- are official unless noted above. Unofficial results will be updated as available.
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David W. Armenta Click here for more information about this candidate 2,777 votes 28.4%

  • Occupation: Councilmember/Municipal Consultant
  • Raised in Pico Rivera
  • Went to Burke Jr. High and El Rancho High School
  • Received A.A. from Rio Hondo College and Bachelor Degree from University
  • Master Degree from Northrop University Law Center in Contracts
  • Presently taking courses toward Ph.D in Planning and Development
  • Accountability in City Hall
  • Help reduce gang problems and ensure our residents feel safe in our city
  • Work on Beautification programs for the city of Pico Rivera and Provide more programs for youth and seniors
Ron Beilke 2,473 votes 25.3%
  • Occupation: Restaurant Owner
Beatrice "Bea" Proo Click here for more information about this candidate 1,041 votes 10.6%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Three-time Mayor and Councilmember of Pico Rivera
  • Past El Rancho Unified School Board Member and President
  • Former President Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding Chairman, Pacific Western National Bank
  • Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Five-time President, Soroptimist Intl. of Pico Rivera
  • Continue strong emphasis on graffiti abatement for gang suppression
  • Ensure railroad safety by seeking additional funding for $42 million grade separation
  • Provide safe environment by launch of $20 million proposed park plan and focus on street improvement
Richard R. Cardenas Click here for more information about this candidate 1,034 votes 10.6%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Pico Rivera Planning Commissioner
  • Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce (Associate & Ambassador)
  • B.S. Public Policy, Management and Planning - University of Southern California (Recipient of Deans Scholarship)
  • Victim Advocate - Victim/Witness Assistance Program (L.A. County District Attorney's Office)
  • Pico Rivera Relay for Life - Chairman Team Recruitment (American Cancer Society)
  • Elected Delegate 58th Assembly District (representing Pico Rivera)
  • Improve Quality of Life - Repair roads, patch-up pot holes quickly, remove graffiti quickly, renovate blighted areas, etc.
  • Increased Public Safety - I want more police officers on the streets patrolling, per shift.
  • Fiscal Responsibility - I will ensure that the highest ethical standards are upheld when making financial decisions.
Al Armijo Click here for more information about this candidate 841 votes 8.6%
  • Occupation: Investigator, City of Los Angeles
  • Vice President, SEIU Local 347
  • Longtime Pico Rivera Resident
  • Make Pico Rivera's Government Responsible to its Citizens
  • Fight for our community's Children & Families
  • Fight for our community's Seniors
Esther Celiz 763 votes 7.8%
  • Occupation: School District Employee
Marcos A. "Mark" Cisneros 368 votes 3.8%
  • Occupation: California Notary Public
Natalie Djabourian Click here for more information about this candidate 358 votes 3.7%
  • Occupation: University Student
  • East Los Angeles College- Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts (graduated Cum Laude)
  • Student at Univeristy of California, Irvine- majoring in English and Philosophy ( Im on the Dean's Honor List and will graduate in June of 2006)
  • English As Second Language Tutor at University of California, Irvine
  • Volunteered at Beverly Hospital, Boys and Girls Club, and YMCA
  • Increasing Security and after school programs
  • Eliminating grafitti to better the city's appearance and eliminate stereotype that associates Pico Rivera with crime
  • Bringing businesses into the city so that residents don't have to drive to other cities to buy what they desire
Frances L. Noone 128 votes 1.3%
  • Occupation: Businesswoman

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City of Pico Rivera
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Tuesday, February 8, 7-9pm
Pico Rivera Senior Centor Auditorium; 9200 Mines Av, Pico Rivera; Co-Sponsors, LWV Whittier & Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce
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