More than 3,300 people voted in elections for nine neighborhood councils on the Westside, including four in the Argonaut coverage area, Sunday, April 11th.
Neighborhood councils of Venice, Westchester-Playa, Mar Vista and Del Rey were among the advisory boards from across Los Angeles that held their elections for new members and officers.
The Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office conducted this year’s elections for the first time in neighborhood council history.
The Venice Neighborhood Council drew the most voters among councils within the Argonaut coverage area at 1,225, including 1,178 who showed up at the polls at the Oakwood Recreation Center, according to unofficial election results. The Mar Vista Community Council had the second most voters at 577, followed by Westchester-Playa at 454 and Del Rey at 412.
The Venice and Del Rey councils each elected new officers, while Westchester-Playa and Mar Vista appoint their officers once the new board meets.
According to unofficial results, in Venice, former council vice president Linda Lucks was elected president with 684 votes and Carolyn Rios was elected vice president with 615 votes.
In Del Rey, Eric Desobe was elected the new neighborhood council president with 285 votes and Elizabeth Zamora was elected first vice president at 245.
The top vote getters for the Neighborhood Council of Westchester —Playa were at-large directors Cyndi Hench with 289 and Nora Maclellan with 266.
In the Mar Vista election, at-large director Geoffrey Forgione tallied the most votes with 339, followed by at-large director Sharon Commins at 304.
Elected members will serve two-year terms on their respective councils.
For a complete list of election results, visit