WEHO PAC ENDORSES DURAN AND HEILMAN FOR THE
WEST HOLLYWOOD 2017 CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
For Immediate Release: (West Hollywood, CA) February 9, 2017 - The WeHo PAC announced its endorsements for West Hollywood City Council today. After much deliberation, based on private one-on–one interviews with all ten candidates, as well as a public candidate forum, the PAC Trustees have reached a decision to endorse John Duran and John Heilman for West Hollywood City Council.
The decision was made based on a candidate’s experience and understanding of government process, ability to balance the needs of businesses versus the challenges of the residents and their strategic solutions to these issues for the community at large.
The five PAC Trustees are comprised of Chamber Members, appointed by the Chair of the Board for the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC). “I would like to thank the members of the PAC committee for the time and effort they have dedicated to production of the Candidate’s Forum as well as the comprehensive candidate review process that has led up to these endorsements”, said Keith Kaplan, Chair of WHCC. “Each candidate arrived prepared to engage in a healthy and productive dialogue”, added WeHo PAC Chair, Don Zuidema. “Ultimately WeHo PAC elected to endorse those candidates who presented the best understanding of the issues that impact our business community and the experience and vision for the future of West Hollywood”.
All candidates were asked the same five questions in the private PAC interviews conducted earlier this month: 1) If you were elected to the West Hollywood City Council, what would your priorities be for the next four years? 2) How would you balance the interests of the residential community with the interests of the business community, especially when it comes to new business and commercial development? 3) How would you seek to improve traffic in West Hollywood? 4) How would you encourage workforce, affordable and aging-in-place housing? 5) How do you view the role of the Chamber in the City of West Hollywood and what efforts would you make to further partner with the Chamber of Commerce?
About the WeHo PAC:
The purpose of the PAC is to engage in activities and funding to support or oppose candidates within the State of California and especially the County of Los Angeles and City of West Hollywood, consistent with the stated goals and objectives of its sponsor, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
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