La Verne Online Gearing Up for March 7 Election

January 25, 2017
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Mayor Don Kendrick, far right, is hoping for the largest slice of the vote on March 7.

La Verne might not be hosting the Super Bowl, but it is holding a citywide election for mayor and two council spots on March 7.

And La Verne Online is the only in-town publication (as far as I know, please tell me if I’m wrong), that will actually sit down and interview each of the candidates to learn why they deserve your vote.

In the mayoral race, it’s the incumbent, Don Kendrick, versus Councilman Tim Hepburn.

The council race features five candidates vying for two positions. The candidates are the incumbent, Robin Carder; Muir Davis, a senior project manager at Southern California Edison; Keith Garwick, a businessman and retired La Verne police officer; George Karr, a law school student; and Matthew Lyons, deputy district director for Assemblyman Chris Holden. The council terms are four years. The mayoral election is held every two years when there is a council election.

On Feb. 28, a Candidates Forum at Hillcrest will be conducted and moderated by Hillcrest’s Chaplain Tom Hostetler. In addition to Hillcrest and the Hillcrest Residents Association, the 2017 Candidates Forum is co-sponsored by the La Verne Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of La Verne.

Councilmember Tim Hepburn is challenging the incumbent.

All candidates and incumbents for Mayor and City Council positions have been invited to participate.

Look to La Verne Online often for more pre-election news!





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