Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Glendale Votes: Newcomer Laura Friedman In Line to Join the City Council



As Evan said today, "Daddy, you just voted! For Barack Obama!" Indeed, the November election wasn't that long ago... followed by the Los Angeles city election last month. Now, it was Glendale's turn.

Glendale residents hit the polls today to elect three of the City Council's five chairs, as well as three seats on the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education and three seats on the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees.

Results are being continuously updated here.

The biggest news, with 100% of precincts reporting, is the election of newcomer Laura Friedman, who is polling the most votes in the citywide election, just ahead of incumbents Ara Najarian, Frank Quintero and Bob Yousefian. The top three vote-getters will earn seats, which means Yousefian will be departing the council.

Friedman promises to bring some fresh blood to the City Council, having championed issues such as arts in the city -- and has gotten a lot of attention for proposing an arts district in the San Fernando Road corridor.

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