City Council Candidates

Steve Dicterow

Age: 57 

Occupation: Small business owner and attorney

Education: BA, State University at Albany; JD, USC

Top issues: Public safety, fiscal responsibility, promoting our businesses, the arts, and our kids.


Jane Egly

Age: 69 

Occupation: Retired attorney and law professor

Education: BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; JD from Wayne State College of Law

Top issues: Maintain and enhance city infrastructure; protect our environment; move to Complete Streets.


Verna Rollinger

Age: 67 

Education: University of San Francisco 

Top issues: environment/ sustainability, community character, arts. 


Robert Ross

Age: 70 

Occupation: Retired film editor

Education: n/a

Top issues: Moulton Meadows Equestrian Trail; business rent payments reduced 25%; bogus lawsuits.

Website: n/a

Robert Whalen

Age: 59 

Occupation: municipal finance attorney

Education:BA, Harvard College; JD, University of California, Berkeley

Top issues: Maintain strong balanced budget; enhance public safety and disaster preparedness; improve parking, traffic circulation and pedestrian access.


School Board Candidates

William Landsiedel

Age: 62 

Occupation: Attorney, school board incumbent

Education: JD, Western State University College of Law; BA at Cal State Long Beach

Top issues: consistency on the board; financial stability; Common Core Standards.


Jan Vickers

Age: 65  

Occupation: Volunteer, retired educator, school board incumbent

Education: BA, UC Irvine

Top issues: school finance; Common Core Standards; multiple systems of support

Website: N/A

Dee Perry

Age: 60  

Occupation: Retired teacher, speech pathologist

Education: MA, Western Washington University; BA, University of Redlands

Top issues: finances from the state; more parent input; improved writing skills

Website:   Dee Perry for School Board

Tammy Keces

Age: 42  

Occupation: Certified positive discipline parent educator

Education: MA, Columbia University Teachers College; BA, UCLA

Top issues: 21st century skills/STEM; professional development for teachers; extracurriculars

Website: Tammy For School Board

State Assembly District 74 Candidates

Robert Rush (D)

Age: 56 

Occupation: Business owner/accountant

Education: BA, Upsala College; CPA in CA and NY

Top issues: Return California to fiscal strength; improve education; further protect environment


Allan Mansoor (R)

Age: 48 

Occupation: California Assemblyman

Education: associate's degree from Coastline Community College

Top issues: stop special interests; balance the budget; restore education funding